Plan your day of fun with a Combo-ticket to
Longway Planetarium & Sloan Museum of Discovery
Combo-tickets are a great value for people who live outside of Genesee County and want to go to the Sloan Museum of Discovery and a planetarium 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 (please plan your purchases mindfully; ticket sales are final and non-refundable):
- Adults: $17
- Seniors 60+: $12
- Youth age 2-11: $10
*If you live inside Genesee County, thanks to the Arts Education & Culture Enrichment 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!
Showing May 6 - June 18, 2023 | Sat & Sun at Noon
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.
Purchase Tickets to Accidental Astronauts and Sloan Museum
Space Academy: Aurorae
Showing May 6 - July 30, 2023 | Sat & Sun at 1 p.m.
Space Academy covers the fundamentals of astronomy in a LIVE, interactive 45 minute talk. Recommended for kids at a 3rd Grade comprehension or older.
In Space Academy: Aurorae, experience the beautiful aurorae on Earth, also known as the Northern and Southern lights! Learn about the Sun's role in creating these fascinating arrays of color, their presence on different planets in our solar system, and the best times and places to view their magnificent displays on Earth.
Purchase Tickets to Space Academy: Black Holes and Sloan Museum
April 15 - June 4, 2023 | Sat & Sun at 2 p.m.
Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale. It’s home to most of Africa’s iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration. 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. Prepare to be awed by this immersive film experience about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems. Serengeti is produced by Definition Films, and is distributed by K2 Studios.
Purchase Tickets to Serengeti and Sloan Museum
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.
Purchase Tickets to Skies Over Michigan and Sloan Museum
Secrets of the Universe
Show Schedule: January 18-June 9, 2023, Tuesday-Sunday at 4 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m (no 7 p.m. show March 25)
In Secrets of the Universe, show-goers are taken back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Award-winning IMAX documentary filmmaker Stephen Low takes audiences on an exciting science journey to Geneva, Switzerland, home to the massive Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most complex machine humans have ever built at nearly 17 miles around and buried 500 feet underground. Brilliantly executed computer graphics will illustrate the enormously powerful collider as protons rush at virtually the speed of light to a collision that duplicates the conditions around the start of the Universe. Viewers will gain insight how the 10,000 scientists from 100 different countries who are working on LHC are learning new theories about the nature of atoms which could lead to new clean energy solutions or other planet-saving solutions.
Purchase Tickets to Secrets of the Universe and Sloan Museum
Dark Side: The Light Show
May 4-July 1, 2023, Thursdays - Saturdays 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.
Showing June 10 - August 27, 2023 | Tues - Sunday at 4 p.m. & Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 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.
Queen Light Show: From Mercury with Love
Showing July 6 - September 27, 2023, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the wildly popular classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. This crowd-pleasing show allows audiences to experience the magic of Queen in an immersive full-dome environment. Enjoy 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, and You’re My Best Friend all set to amazing visuals.
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.