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!

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.

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We Are Stars

Showing April 13 - June 16, 2024 | Sat & Sun at 1 p.m.

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Narrated by Andy Serkis. Great for adults and kids age 8 and older.

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Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Showing March 2 - May 26, 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.

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Skies Over Michigan

Show Schedule: Tuesday - Sunday at 3 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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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.

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Dark Side Light Show

Showing April 11 - September 14, 2024 | Thurs - Sat 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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Cosmic Colors

Showing June 1 - 16, 2024 | Sat & Sun at 2 p.m.

Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue, and Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back to your doctor's office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur—based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light. Recommended for ages 5+

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Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Showing June 11 - August 25, 2024 | Tues - Sun at 4 p.m.

Dive in with three friends on the ocean adventure of a lifetime! Join energetic Shorty, intelligent Indigo, and daring sawfish Jake on a colorful coral reef adventure. As they search the sea for a legendary reef, the friends encounter a variety of intriguing environments, from kelp forests to sunken wrecks—and even outer space! Their unforgettable journey brings them face-to-face with an octopus, dolphins, anglerfish, and other exotic creatures. Throughout their adventure, they must avoid hungry sharks, hazardous pollution, and other dangers, as they seek a reef that may be a myth. Legend of the Enchanted Reef is filled with humor and imagination that the whole family will enjoy.   Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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Magic Globe

Showing June 1 - July 7, 2024 | Tues - Sun at 12 p.m.

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 realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edmund doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is produced by Creative Planet.  Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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