Welcome Back to Longway Planetarium!

Behind our masks, we are smiling from ear to ear as we welcome our community back to Longway Planetarium!


Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400.

Adults: $7
Seniors 60+: $5
Children ages 2-11: $5
Children under 2: Free


All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents

Adults: $3.50 | Seniors 60+: $2.50 | Children ages 2-11: $2.50

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.

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.

Become A Member

Please present proof of status to receive a discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.

ASTC: Free
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

Click here for more information about discounts.

Longway Planetarium Showtimes

Each show lasts 45 minutes.

Tues.-Sun.: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 PM
Thurs./Fri./Sat.: 6:00 and 7:30 PM
Closed Monday

In-Person Shows

The shows below will be available all summer long! Beginning July 1, the schedule will change to accommodate more showtimes.

Turtle Odyssey

SHOWTIMES through June 30:
12:00 PM Tues.-Sun.

Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe narrated by Mark Hamill

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe

SHOWTIMES through June 30:
1:30 PM Tues.-Sun.

Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Great for ages 8 t0 adult.

Skies Over Michigan

SHOWTIMES through June 30:
3:00 PM Tues.-Sun.

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker

Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker

SHOWTIMES through June 30:
4:30 PM Tues.-Sun. and 6:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.

Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup and meet the people who are trying to save her species. Great for ages 6 and older.

Dark Side: The Light Show

SHOWTIMES through June 26:
7:30 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.

Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show. Great for ages 12 and older.

Sensory-Friendly Shows

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.

Virtual Events

Virtual Trivia Night

6:00 PM Every Second Saturday of the Month

Have fun with friends across town or across the country 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.

Donations help us present engaging experiences with science and history to our community.

Download your free Sky Guide

Download this month's Sky Guide to see which constellations and planets you can find tonight!

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Safety Precautions

Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community

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: We ask that all unvaccinated visitors wear masks, including children under 12 years old. Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated.

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.

Read More About Our COVID-19 Response Plan



We inspire our community by providing educational experiences in science and regional history through artifacts, outreach, exhibits, and programs. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.


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1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503

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Burton, Michigan 48509

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