Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows

Every Second Saturday of the Month

Capacity is limited to 30 people and masks are required

During sensory-friendly shows, we turn the lights up and turn the sound down to provide a safe, welcoming environment for our friends with special needs. Be yourself and find the best spot in the house to enjoy the show! Please note that masks are required in the planetarium.

10:30 a.m. | Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors ages 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11
Genesee County Resident Discount: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors ages 60+, $2.50 youth ages 2-11
Members: Free

2021 Dates
January 9 – Accidental Astronauts
February 13 – Turtle Odyssey
March 13 – Unseen Universe
April 10 – Oceans
May 8 – Perfect Little Planet
June 12 – Turtle Odyssey

Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows at Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.

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Accidental Astronauts

Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 AM

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon and bounce along the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. Recommended for ages 3-8.

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Turtle Odyssey

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 AM

Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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Unseen Universe

Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 AM

This exciting look into cutting edge astronomy explores the universe far beyond our human senses. For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light. For the first time ever, in the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we now have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the spectrum and beyond. We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 AM

Join a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Narrated by Kate Winslet. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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Perfect Little Planet

Saturday, May 8 at 10:30 AM

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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Turtle Odyssey

Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 AM

Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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