Once a show begins, there will be no late seating. Please arrive before the show begins.

Birth of Planet Earth

Tues-Sun at 4 p.m. / Thurs-Sat at 7 p.m.

Birth of Planet Earth tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. In the fiery beginnings of our young solar system, worlds were born and obliterated. A young sun vented its rage. Chaos reigned. How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? Narrated by Richard Dormer. Recommended for ages 12+.

Admission & Discounts

Out of County Visitors

$8 adults, $6 seniors 60+, and $6 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Combo Tickets: Add admission to Sloan Museum and SAVE!
$17 Adults, $12 Senior, and $10 Youth 2-11

Genesee County Residents

All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents:
$4 adults, $3 seniors 60+, and $3 youth ages 2-11
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.

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