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.
SLOAN MUSEUM AT COURTLAND CENTER
Traveling Exhibit Tickets
Includes Mission Safari as well as General Admission experiences.
October 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Mission Safari: Spin the wheel and your adventure is real! Spider webs, jungle vines, swinging bars and more await you in this a-maze-ing Mission Safari adventure that's both educational and fun. Learn how your favorite animals get around and try their movements on for size while learning about efforts to save their habitats! Can you jump as far as a Kangaroo? Can you glide like an eagle? Can you navigate a web like a black widow? Find out while learning about biodiversity, conservation, and your favorite animals in this interactive maze experience that's never the same experience twice! Step 1: Spin the wheel to determine your companion animal. Step 2: Find it in the maze. Step 3: Discover fascinating facts about your companion animal. There are 48 missions to explore!Learn More
Includes Play Area and Historic Vehicles
The play area has been carefully reconfigured to encourage social distancing. Four distinct sections create opportunities for kids to practice sharing and taking turns. The house area includes a grocery store, kitchen fun, and picnic tables. The playground area includes a climber and balance toys. The young children's area includes mats, building toys, puzzles, and a reading nook.Learn More
Historic Automobiles from Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection
See concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s, all with historic ties to Flint and Genesee County. Whether it was assembled in the area, entirely Flint-built, or features Flint-made parts, each vehicle helps tell a story about how the automotive industry shaped life in Flint—and how Flint helped put the world on wheels.
Renovation and Expansion Project
Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in Spring 2022
Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation and will re-open in Spring 2022 as the new Sloan Museum of Discovery. We encourage you to visit our temporary exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Visitors can enjoy over 30 historic automobiles from Sloan Museum's vehicle collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a family play area.
Sloan Museum’s renovation and expansion is a $27.5 million project. Over 95% of this goal has been raised through donations from private foundations, corporations, and individuals. Every gift makes an impact! Would you like to be part of the Discovery? Click to find out how you can buy an engraved brick, or make a donation in any amount.
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.