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 Museum of Discovery across the street 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 & 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!
January 7-15, 2023, 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: Black Holes
Show Schedule: January 7 - March 19, 2023, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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: Black Holes uncovers the secrets powering some of the most mysterious objects in the universe. What is a black hole and how are they formed? Can nothing truly escape their gravitational clutches?
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Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons
Show Schedule: January 7-15, 2023, Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m.; January 21-March 19, 2023 at Noon
On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edmund, 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 Edmund 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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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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Show Schedule: January 3-15, 2023, Tuesday-Sunday at 4 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m (no 4 p.m. show Tuesday, Jan. 10)
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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Secrets of the Universe (premiering at Longway Planetarium January 18, 2023)
January 18 - March 24, 2023, Wednesdays - Fridays at 4 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; starting on February 14, 2023, there will also be Tuesday shows at 4 p.m.
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.
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Dark Side: The Light Show
Show Schedule: January 5-February 25, 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.
Queen: From Mercury with Love - light show
Show Schedule: March 2-25, 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.