WELCOME TO LONGWAY PLANETARIUM!
Michigan's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility!
Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400.
Seniors 60+: $6
Children ages 2-11: $6
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
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.
Tuesday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Saturday: 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
Closed Mondays (Except for Presidents' Day, Spring Break & Christmas Break)
Skies Over Michigan
Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Great for ages 10 to adult.
In My Backyard
Join children’s entertainer Fred Penner from TV’s Nickelodeon as he explores things large and small, from the colors of the rainbow, to the reasons for the seasons.
On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery.
Prepare to be awed by this immersive film experience about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.
11:00 AM Every Second Saturday of the Month
During sensory-friendly shows, we turn the lights up and turn the sound down to provide a safe, welcoming environment for our friends with special needs. Click the links below for show details.
6:00 PM Every Second Saturday of the Month
Have fun with friends in person, while social distancing! Team up and compete against the other challengers in six common categories, including science, history, geography, literature, pop culture, and more. Recommended for ages 13 and older.
6:00 PM Every First Friday of the Month
First Fridays return to the planetarium in August for in-person events! Join us every first Friday of the month for talks on astronomy and local science topics.
Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community
Longway Planetarium is now operating at full capacity (129 seats). We have been working hard to prepare the planetarium for your arrival and we can assure you that you will have a safe and fun experience when you visit. Following CDC, state and local authorities’ guidelines, these are some of the changes you can expect:
1. Masks: Masks are respected but not expected or required, effective March 1, 2022.
2. Stay Safe: Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. When you arrive, please be ready to present your receipt on your mobile device or print your ticket. Staff will request your email address for contact tracing purposes. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and visit us when you’re feeling better.
3. Improved Air Filtration: Longway Planetarium's HVAC systems have been updated with UV filtration.