WE ENGAGE COMMUNITIES ON A LEARNING JOURNEY IN HISTORY AND SCIENCE

Family Engagement Workshops & Programs

Mask policy: as of March 1, 2022, masks are respected but not expected or required.

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities


Family programs are developed to allow adults and children to work together. Adults will participate in the activities alongside their children as they help them overcome challenges and guide them through investigations. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about STEM and explore new topics together!

Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Family Family Workshops

Snowy Science - December 3, 2022

Families with Children 8 and younger

Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
Snowy science is all around us during the winter months. Work with your family to build and create several winter-themed projects and STEM challenges.

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Welcome Winter - December 3, 2022

Families with Children 8 and older

Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
Welcome Winter! Work with your family to build and create several winter-themed projects and STEM challenges.

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Past Workshops

If I could Build an Amusement Park - November 19, 2022

Families with Children 8 and older

Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
Roller coasters, Ferris wheels, bumper cars, and more! Work with your family to create the coolest amusement park in town. Families will be able to take their creation home with them.

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If I Could Build a Zoo - November 19, 2022

Families with Children 8 and younger

Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
What would you do, if you could build a zoo? Work with your family to create an animal habitat that is a part of the Sloan Zoo. Add items that your animal will need and don't forget they can't escape! Families will be able to take their creation home with them.

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Eerie Experiments (SOLD OUT)

Families with children 8 and Older

Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person, or $40 for 4 participants
Have a howling good time with our Halloween Science celebration! Make a jittering, flittering bat, mix ingredients to make a fizzing potion, and make instant worms. Program includes pizza and drinks and entrance into the 8:00 pm Ooky Spooky laser light show.

Haunted History - October 27, 2022

Families with children 10+

Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery History Gallery
Fee: Free
Join one of our educators for an enlightening, lecture-based program about local haunted history!

Eerie Experiments - October 28, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Families with children 8 and Older

Date: October 28, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person, or $40 for 4 participants
Have a howling good time with our Halloween Science celebration! Make a jittering, flittering bat, mix ingredients to make a fizzing potion, and make instant worms. Program includes pizza and drinks and entrance into the 8:00 pm Ooky Spooky laser light show.

Spooky Science - October 22, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Families with children 8 and younger

Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
It’s “spooky season!” We’ll have a howling good time exploring chemistry, physics, and engineering with a Halloween twist. Use forces and motion to make a spider crawl up its web, build an edible haunted house, and squish your fingers into an ooey, gooey creation.

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Spooky Science - October 29, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Families with Children 8 and younger

Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (includes Museum admission) $9 - Members
It’s “spooky season!” We’ll have a howling good time exploring chemistry, physics, and engineering with a Halloween twist. Use forces and motion to make a spider crawl up its web, build an edible haunted house, and squish your fingers into an ooey, gooey creation.

Festive Fall

Families with children ages 8+

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (Includes Museum admission), $9 - Members
Fall is in the air! Use measurement tools to create a miniature scarecrow, work with your family to complete a festive engineering challenge, and explore other fall-themed phenomena. We’ll also enjoy donuts and apple cider.

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Pumpkin Palooza

Families with children ages 8 and under

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Fee: $10 - Genesee County Residents, $14 - Out of County (Includes Museum admission), $9 - Members
Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! We'll investigate the changing weather as we examine pumpkins, create a life cycle project, and choose your own pumpkin to take home. We'll also enjoy donuts and apple cider.

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Unknown Universe

Families with children ages 8+

Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12.00 per person or $40 for 4
Bring the whole family and let’s investigate the unknown universe. We’ll view the “Faster Than Light” Planetarium Show, then use our knowledge to design, build, and navigate our way through space.

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Under the Sea

Families with children ages 0-7

Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8 per person or $24 for 4
Join us for a day of family fun as we explore life under the sea. We’ll engage in hands-on activities to learn about ocean life, make an ocean in a bottle, and more. This program includes entry into the 11:00 a.m. “Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker” Planetarium Show!

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Spooky Science - October 23rd 2021 - SOLD OUT

Ages 0-7

Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8 per person or $24 for 4
It’s "spooky season!" Let’s celebrate the season by learning some spooky science. We will create our own magical fizzing potion, squish our fingers into ghost brains, and much more! Create a sweet treat to enjoy!

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Spooky Science - October 30th SOLD OUT

Ages 0-7

Date: October 30, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8 per person or $24 for 4
It’s "spooky season!" Let’s celebrate the season by learning some spooky science. We will create our own magical fizzing potion, squish our fingers into ghost brains, and much more! Create a sweet treat to enjoy!

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Eerie Experiments - October 22, 2021 - SOLD OUT

Ages 8+

Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person or $40 for 4
Have a howling good time with our Halloween Science celebration! Make a jittering, flittering bat, mix ingredients to make a fizzing potion, and make instant worms. Program includes pizza and drinks and entrance into the 8:00 pm Ooky Spooky laser light show.

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Eerie Experiments - October 29, 2021 - SOLD OUT

Ages 8+

Date: October 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person or $40 for 4
Have a howling good time with our Halloween Science celebration! Make a jittering, flittering bat, mix ingredients to make a fizzing potion, and make instant worms. Program includes pizza and drinks and entrance into the 8:00 pm Ooky Spooky laser light show.

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