Closed through May 28 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will remain closed to the public through at least Friday, May 28, in accordance with Governor Whitmer's executive orders. During this time period, all public shows, exhibits, events, and programs are cancelled. We will continue to follow directives and recommendations from public health officials and will reopen when it is safe to do so. We are closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and will provide regular updates on our closure status.

#SL_DailyDose Science & Astronomy Videos

While we're closed, stay connected with our virtual events and resources, including Daily Dose of Science videos. Discover fun science activities you can do with common household items, and find out which stars, planets, and other astronomical objects you can find in the night sky. Be sure to visit Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium on Facebook for updates.

For our first quick experiment about preventing the spread of germs, you'll need a bowl, water, pepper, and soap. Watch new videos every day.

Cancelled Events

Friday, March 20 – Wolf Cub Scouts: Digging In The Past Overnight at Longway Planetarium

Saturday, March 21 – Girl Scout Brownies: Bugs Workshop at Longway Planetarium

Sunday, March 29 - Yoga Under The Stars at Longway Planetarium

Saturday, April 11 - Sensory-Friendly Show at Longway Planetarium

Friday, April 17 - Webelos Scouts: Adventures in Science Workshop at Longway Planetarium

Saturday, April 18 - Wolf Cub Scouts: Air of the Wolf Workshop at Longway Planetarium

Friday, April 24 - Girl Scouts Juniors: Flowers Overnight at Longway Planetarium

Friday, April 24 - Girl Scouts Cadettes: Trees Overnight at Longway Planetarium

Friday, April 24 - Girl Scouts Seniors: Sky Overnight at Longway Planetarium

Saturday, April 25 - Webelos Scouts: Earth Rocks Workshop at Longway Planetarium

Sunday, April 26 - Yoga Under The Stars at Longway Planetarium

Friday, May 8 - Tiger Cub Scouts: Sky is the Limit Overnight at Longway Planetarium

Saturday, May 9 - Girl Scouts Juniors: Gardener Workshop

Reschedule – Donate – Refund

If you have purchased tickets to any of our venues or events during our closure, you will have the opportunity to reschedule, turn your purchase into a donation, or receive a full refund. To submit a rescheduling, donation, or refund request, please email reservations@sloanlongway.org, and we will process your request as soon as possible.

Community Resources

We encourage you to use reliable sources of public health information to find out how you can protect yourself and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We recommend the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

This is a particularly difficult time for our children, who rely on caring adults to feel safe and secure. You can help ease their anxiety by presenting age-appropriate information about the Coronavirus. We recommend How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus from Deborah Farmer Kris/PBS.

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