Plan your day of fun with a Combo-ticket to Sloan Museum of Discovery and a planetarium show at Longway Planetarium.
Combo-tickets are a great value for people who live outside of Genesee County and want to go to Sloan Museum of Discovery and a planetarium show on the same day! Buy tickets to both Longway Planetarium + Sloan Museum of Discovery and the Mazes & Brain Games exhibition at the same time and save!
Purchase a combo-ticket for a show at Longway Planetarium and the traveling exhibit, Mazes & Brain Games at Sloan Museum. Mazes & Brain Games tickets includes admission to Sloan Museum at these discounted combo-ticket rates (please plan your purchases mindfully; ticket sales are final and non-refundable):
- Ages 12-59: $21
- Seniors 60+: $18
- Youth age 2-11: $16
- Under 2 years of age: FREE
*If you live inside Genesee County, thanks to the Arts Education & Culture Enrichment Millage, you receive free general admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery, discounted tickets to the Mazes & Brain Games special traveling exhibit, and 50% off tickets to at show at Longway Planetarium. Click here to buy tickets and receive your benefits!
Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon and bounce along the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. Recommended for ages 3-8.
Perfect Little Planet
Showing December 26, 2023 - February 25, 2024 | Sat & Sun at 2 p.m.
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Skies Over Michigan
Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Learn about the rotation of the Earth, how to find the North Star, and which constellations and planets are visible in your backyard tonight. Stargazers can come back to this show again and again to find out about recent astronomical events and for seasonal updates on what's visible in the night sky over Michigan. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Birth of Planet Earth
Showing January 9 - June 9, 2024 | Tues - Sun at 4 p.m. & Sat & Sun at 1 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.
Showing January 11 - March 30, 2024 | Thurs, Fri & Sat at 6 p.m.
In the late 1950s Berry Gordy Jr. formed a small Detroit-based record company called Motown Records. Their slogan was “The Sound of Young America.” Over 40 years later, Laser Fantasy captures the spirit of the Motown sound from recordings by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and more. --- Recommended for ages 12+
Showing January 11 - March 30, 2024 | Thurs, Fri & Sat at 7 p.m.
Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. With over 200 million records sold, a shelf full of Grammys, and an army of fans, Taylor Swift is an inspiration for generations. Laser Taylor Swift takes her biggest hits and brings them to life in dazzling laser light. If you can’t score tickets to her concert, Laser Taylor Swift is the next best thing. --- Recommended for ages 12+
ACDC vs. Guns 'N Roses
Showing January 11 - March 30, 2024 | Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8 p.m.
Two of the most powerful bands from the 70’s and 80’s go head to head in this epic rock laser show. Which band will your audience cheer louder for? --- Contains adult language and graphics during some of the songs; Recommended for ages 14+
STARS | The Powerhouse of the Universe
Showing March 2 - April 28, 2024 | Sat & Sun at Noon
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. 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 adults and kids ages 5 and older.
Dinosaurs of Antarctica
Showing March 2 - April 7, 2024 | Sat & Sun at 2 p.m.
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation, and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.