Play Area is temporarily closed January 10-February 4, 2022; Re-opens February 5, 2022 through May 15, 2022, in tandem with the Hot Wheels: Race To Win! interactive traveling exhibit.

Sloan Museum at Courtland Center (re-opens February 5, 2022-May 15, 2022)
Tues.-Sat.: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun. 12:00-5:00 PM
Closed Monday

Longway Planetarium
Tuesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM
Closed Monday

Due to the current Omicron wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Longway Planetarium seating is limited to 50 people per show to allow for social distancing, effective January 14, 2022. Please purchase tickets in advance to be guaranteed a seat. We highly recommend all visitors ages 2+ to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community.

1. Masks: Masks are highly recommended for all visitors at 2+.

2. Stay Safe: Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. When you arrive, please be ready to present your receipt on your mobile device or print your ticket. Staff will request your email address for contact tracing purposes. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and visit us when you’re feeling better.

3. Improved Air Filtration: Longway Planetarium's HVAC systems have been updated with UV filtration.

View COVID-19 Response Plan

#SL_DailyDose Science & Astronomy Videos

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.

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

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus from Deborah Farmer Kris/PBS.

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