WELCOME TO LONGWAY PLANETARIUM!
Michigan's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility!
Cosmic Christmas is now showing through January, 2024! Enjoy FREE sampler shows at the upcoming Holiday Walk!
Longway Planetarium | Tickets & Showtimes
Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400. Shoes and shirts need to stay on while in the planetarium building and dome for the safety of our guests. Once a show has started, there will be no late seating; please arrive before the show begins.
Seniors 60+: $6
Children ages 2-11: $6
Children under 2: Free
50% off for Genesee County Residents (please show ID at Guest Services)
Make it a full day of discovery and add admission to the Sloan Museum of Discovery across the street! Buy combo-tickets here or at Guest Services and save!
All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents
Adults: $4.00 | Seniors 60+: $3.00 | Children ages 2-11: $3.00 | Children 0-2 FREE
When you arrive, please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to confirm your residency. Longway Planetarium shows are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
Adults 12-59: $8.00 | Seniors 60+: $6.00 | Children ages 2-11: $6.00 | Children under 2: FREE
Include admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery for a Combo-ticket and SAVE!: Adults: $17.00 | Seniors 60+: $12.00 | Children ages 2-11: $10.00 | Children under 2: FREE
All Longway Planetarium shows are free for members
Please login to reserve your member tickets. Member discounts are automatically applied at checkout. When you arrive, please present your membership card and driver's license or ID to confirm your membership level.
Please present proof of status to receive a discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.
Flint Children’s Museum members: $1 off per ticket
Impression 5 and Ann Arbor Hands-On members: 50% off
Veterans, active military families, and teachers: Free
Combo-tickets for Sloan Museum + Longway Planetarium (combo ticket discounts applicable to non-Genesee County residents):
Ages 12-59 | $18
Seniors 60+/Students with ID | $13
Children ages 2-11 | $11
Children under 2 | FREE
In November 2021, Longway received an upgrade to its computer systems and upgraded its planetarium projection system to Digistar 7. It remains Michigan’s largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility. Enjoy the show!
Longway Planetarium Showtimes
Each show lasts 45 minutes. Once a show has started, there will be no late seating. Please arrive before the show begins.
The planetarium lobby will open a half hour prior to the first show of the day. Below are the regular showtimes. Go to SloanLongway.org/Now-Showing for a current show schedule:
Mondays: Closed (Except for Presidents' Day, Spring Break & Christmas Break*)
Tuesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00, 4:00,7:00, & 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00, 4:00, 6:00 (1st and 2nd Friday of month), 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 (2nd Saturday of the month for Sensory-friendly show), 12:00 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM
Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community
Longway Planetarium is now operating at full capacity (129 seats). Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and visit us when you’re feeling better.
Masks: Masks are respected but not expected or required, effective March 1, 2022.
Improved Air Filtration: Longway Planetarium's HVAC systems have been updated with UV filtration.