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

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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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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Eerie Experiments

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.

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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!

Spooky Science - October 22, 2022

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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Eerie Experiments - October 28, 2022

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.

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Spooky Science - October 29, 2022

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.

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Past Workshops

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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