Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum are operating at full capacity. As of August 9, 2021, all visitors ages 2+ are required to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Masks can be removed for short periods while eating snacks/lunches at the tables in Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community.

4th-6th Grade Science Workshops

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities


Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Safety Highlights
Hygiene: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Up, Up and Away

4th-6th Grades

Date: September 11th
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Have you ever wondered how birds, bats, and insects fly? Explore the secrets of nature’s best fliers as you build gliders, experiment with wing structures and discover the marvels of natural engineering! Imaginations will soar as you learn about flight through hands-on design challenges.

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Maker Lab: Marionettes

4th-6th Grades

Date: September 25th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
Practice the art of story-telling as you design and create your own marionette. Think about motion as you decide where to attach strings to move the puppet you’ve created. What stories will you tell with your creations?

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Enlightening Electricity

4th-6th Grades

Date: October 2nd
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
The invention of electricity has been enlightening for people all over the world. How do we use it in our everyday lives? What did we do before it was invented? Do some people today still live without it? Let’s uncover the answers to these questions as we navigate and build our own intricate electric circuits.

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Maker Lab: Magnificent Machines

4th-6th Grades

Date: November 6th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
You’re a problem-solving engineer as you plan, build, test, and re-design magnificent machine creations. Create a wonky wobble bot (and much more) in this engineering experience.

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Radical Reactions

4th-6th Grades

Date: November 13th
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s observe and recreate our own radical chemical reactions! Will these experiments change color? Give off a funny smell? Change temperature? Or maybe change into a different state of matter? Join us in this hands-on experience to find out.

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Finding a Fossil

4th-6th Grades

Date: December 4th
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Hmm.. Finding a fossil may not be as easy as it sounds. You’ll explore fossil samples, try your luck at hunting for fossils in fossil-rich sediment, and create your own fossil model to take home. You’ll even hear from a guest speaker who just returned from a dig!

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Whiteout Winter Camp

4th-6th Grades

Date: December 28th - 30th
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $65
Design and create your way through several winter-themed projects, activities, and engineering challenges. We’ll enjoy a nice, warm cup of hot cocoa on the last day of camp to celebrate our wintertime learning.

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Past Workshops

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