Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall

Closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will remain closed to the public through at least Thursday, 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.

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Watch the Daily Dose of Science!

Science activities you can do at home!

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium’s educators and planetarium presenters are developing short, educational videos to inspire at-home learning while schools are closed. We’ll show you fun science activities you can do with common household items, and stargazing tips using the night sky renderings you’d normally see in the planetarium.

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Virtual Tour

The new Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021. Until then, you can take a virtual tour of the old Sloan Museum history exhibits from the comfort of your home! Take a walk back through time, from the Durant-Dort Carriage Company to Flint's fight for fair housing.

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2020 Summer Camps & Workshops

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We are still planning to present Summer Camps & Workshops, and registration is open. If it becomes necessary to cancel, we will offer full refunds. Summer Camps & Workshops are a great way to keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences. Choose from 40 camps and workshops for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators.

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Sloan Museum at Courtland Center - Closed through May 28

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Last admittance at 4:30 p.m.
Sloan Museum is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Years Eve & Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & Day

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court St. mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.

$9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $7 youth ages 2-11
Includes Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss and Roll, Drop, Bounce, open Feb. 1 - Sept. 13, 2020, as well as general admission exhibits.

Genesee County Residents: $3 per person
*Genesee County residents receive free general admission to the play area and historic vehicles exhibit. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discounts. Sloan Museum exhibits are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
Members: Free
Children 1 and younger: Free
ASTC, Veterans, Active Military Families, and Teachers $3 per person

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are available at the door. Genesee County residents may call 810-237-3450 to reserve tickets in advance.

Current Exhibits - Closed Through May 28

Roll, Drop, Bounce

NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020

This active learning laboratory teaches physics principles through hands-on play. Explore potential and kinetic energy while racing cars and catapulting balls. Experiment with friction while hula-hooping and playing with an air table and puck. Discover the power of momentum as you test out Newton’s Cradle. This totally kinetic experience appeals to continuously bouncing kids of all ages.

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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss brings the ocean floor to the surface! Investigate newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, deep-sea research submersibles, and shipwrecks like the Titanic in this hands-on adventure. Get an interactive look at the technology that has allowed people to explore the ocean floor as you fly a remotely operated vehicle and use a robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams.

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Historic Automobiles from Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection

February 1 - September 13, 2020

Courtland Center is the temporary home of over 30 vehicles representing a cross section of Sloan Museum's automotive collection. A variety of vehicles are on display, including concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. All of these vehicles have historic ties to Flint and Genesee County. Whether it was assembled in the area, entirely Flint-built, or features Flint-made parts, each vehicle helps tell a story about how the automotive industry shaped life in Flint—and how Flint put the world on wheels.

Family Play Area

February 1 - September 13, 2020

If you loved Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium at Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center, you don't want to miss the chance to play in this new gallery at Courtland Center. The new gallery gives kids a place to be active and features an outdoor theme. Play on the climber, explore the giant dollhouse, shop for food in the grocery store, host a cookout at the play picnic table, put on an puppet show, and so much more. This is the perfect spot for kids and grown-ups to spend time playing together.

Renovation and Expansion Project

Be a part of the Discovery!

Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021

Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation and will re-open in late 2021 as the new Sloan Museum of Discovery. We encourage you to visit our temporary exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Visitors can enjoy over 30 historic automobiles from Sloan Museum's vehicle collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a family play area.

Sloan Museum’s renovation and expansion is a $26.5 million project. Over 85% of this goal has been raised through donations from private foundations, corporations, and individuals. Every gift makes an impact! Would you like to be part of the Discovery? Click to find out how you can buy an engraved brick, or make a donation in any amount.

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Together, Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium serve more than 60,000 schoolchildren annually, providing standards-based classes in science and history. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.


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1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503

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4190 E. Court St.
Burton, Michigan 48509

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303 Walnut St.
Flint, Michigan 48503


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