Plan your day of fun with a Combo-ticket to Sloan Museum of Discovery and a planetarium show at Longway Planetarium.

Combo-tickets are a great value for people who live outside of Genesee County and want to go to Sloan Museum of Discovery and a planetarium show on the same day! Buy tickets to both Longway Planetarium + Sloan Museum of Discovery and the REAL BODIES exhibition at the same time and save! 

Purchase a combo-ticket for a show at Longway Planetarium and the traveling exhibit Real Bodies at Sloan Museum. Real Bodies tickets includes admission to Sloan Museum at these discounted combo-ticket rates (please plan your purchases mindfully; ticket sales are final and non-refundable):

  • Adults: $27
  • Seniors 60+: $21
  • Youth age 2-11: $18
  • Under 2 years of age: FREE

*If you live inside Genesee County, thanks to the Arts Education & Culture Enrichment Millage, you receive free general admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery, discounted tickets to the REAL BODIES special traveling exhibit, and 50% off tickets to at show at Longway Planetarium. Click here to buy tickets and receive your benefits!

Magic Globe

Showing Now - December 23, 2023 | Sat & Sun at Noon

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edmund, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edmund doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is produced by Creative Planet.  Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Purchase Magic Globe and Sloan General Admission

Purchase Magic Globe and Real Bodies with Sloan General Admission


Space Academy: Stars

August 26 - January 7, 2024 | Sat & Sun at 1 p.m.

Space Academy covers the fundamentals of astronomy in a LIVE, interactive 45-minute talk. Recommended for kids at a 3rd Grade comprehension or older. Space Academy: Stars explores the life, birth, and death of stars including stellar formation, the electromagnetic spectrum, supernovae, and star lore.

Purchase Space Academy: Stars and Sloan General Admission

Purchase Space Academy: Stars and Real Bodies with Sloan General Admission


Secrets of the Universe

Showing November 4 - December 23, 2023 | Sat & Sun at 2 p.m.

In Secrets of the Universe, show-goers are taken back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Award-winning IMAX documentary filmmaker Stephen Low takes audiences on an exciting science journey to Geneva, Switzerland, home to the massive Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most complex scientific instrument humans have ever built at nearly 17 miles around and buried 500 feet underground. Brilliantly executed computer graphics will illustrate the enormously powerful collider as protons rush at virtually the speed of light to a collision that duplicates the conditions around the start of the Universe. Viewers will gain insight how the 10,000 scientists from 100 different countries who are working on LHC are learning new theories about the nature of atoms which could lead to new clean energy solutions or other planet-saving solutions. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Purchase Secrets of the Universe and Sloan General Admission

Purchase Secrets of the Universe and Real Bodies with Sloan General Admission


Skies Over Michigan

Show Schedule: Tuesday - Sunday at 3 p.m.

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Learn about the rotation of the Earth, how to find the North Star, and which constellations and planets are visible in your backyard tonight. Stargazers can come back to this show again and again to find out about recent astronomical events and for seasonal updates on what's visible in the night sky over Michigan. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Purchase SKIES OVER MICHIGAN and Sloan General Admission

Purchase SKIES OVER MICHIGAN and Real Bodies with Sloan General Admission


Cosmic Christmas

Showing November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | Tues - Sun at 4 p.m. & Thurs, Fri & Sat at 7 p.m.

Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

Purchase Cosmic Christmas and Sloan General Admission

Purchase Cosmic Christmas and Real Bodies with Sloan General Admission


Queen: From Mercury With Love

Showing November 2, 2023 - January 13, 2024 | Thurs - Sat at 8 p.m.

Experience The Queen Light Show: “From Mercury With Love” in a unique Planetarium setting like no other!  Back on the Longway Planetarium schedule by popular demand, this original light show features ten of Queen’s greatest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and You’re My Best Friend, all set to amazing visuals and a 7.1 surround sound system! This crowd-pleasing show allows audiences to experience the magic of Queen’s iconic music in an immersive full-dome environment with Digistar 7 technology and two Christie Boxer projectors boasting 4k resolution across the entire 16-meter dome with system brightness of 60,000 lumens.

Purchase Queen Light Show and Sloan General Admission



Accidental Astronauts

Showing December 26, 2023 - February 25, 2024 | Sat & Sun at Noon

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon and bounce along the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Purchase Accidental Astronauts and Sloan General Admission


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