Plan your day of fun with a Combo Ticket to
Longway Planetarium & Sloan Museum of Discovery

Mask policy: as of March 1, 2022, masks are respected but not expected or required.

Combo-tickets are a great value for people who live outside of Genesee County and want to go to the Sloan and a show on the same day! Buy tickets to both Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum of Discovery at the same time and save!

Purchase a combo-ticket for a show at Longway Planetarium and general admission to Sloan Museum at these discounted combo-ticket rates:

  • Adults: $17
  • Seniors 60+: $12
  • Youth age 2-11: $10

If you live inside Genesee County, thanks to the Arts & Culture Millage, you receive free general admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery and 50% off tickets to at show at Longway Planetarium. Click here to buy tickets and receive your benefits!

Accidental Astronauts

Show Schedule: September 10 - December 18, 2022, Saturday & Sunday at Noon

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.

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Space Academy: Stars

Show Schedule: November 1-23, 2022 Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

Space Academy is a new live, interactive program to teach kids about astronomy. Space Academy covers the fundamentals of astronomy in a LIVE, interactive 45 minute talk. Space Academy: Stars explores the life, birth and death of stars, including stellar formation, the electromagnetic spectrum, supernovae, and star lore.. Recommended for kids at a 3rd Grade comprehension or older.

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Show Schedule: November 1-23, 2022

4:00 PM Tues.-Sun.
7:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.
The Serengeti is home to most of Africa’s most iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration. Nature
has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in the balance of an entire ecosystem. We’ll see it through the eyes
of the youngest members of our animal cast as they imitate their parents, and learn about the mighty roles they’ll play.

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Skies Over Michigan

Show Schedule: Tuesday through Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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.

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Dark Side: The Light Show

Show Schedule: November 1-23, 2022, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.

Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show, featuring stunning 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences, and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound.

Please note: This show contains some adult language and dizzying visual effects. It is not recommended for individuals prone to motion sickness, seizures, or light sensitivity.

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Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons

Show Schedule: November 1-23, 2022, Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks
the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek
doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old.

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Shows that are coming soon!

Cosmic Christmas

Show Schedule: November 25 - December 30, 2022

Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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