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.


Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows

Every Second Saturday of the Month

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!

11:00 a.m. | Doors open at 10:30 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

November 13 – We Are Stars
December 11 – Cosmic Christmas
January 8 - We Are Stars
February 12 - Faster Than Lights
March 12 - Sea Lions
April 9 -
May 14 -
June 11 -
July 9 -
August 13 -
September 10 -
October 8 -
November 12 -
December 10 -

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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Upcoming Shows

We Are Stars

Saturday, January 8 at 11:00 AM

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Narrated by Andy Serkis. Great for ages 10 and older.

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Faster Than Lights

Saturday, February 12 at 11:00 AM

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Great for ages 10 and older.

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Sea Lions

Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 AM

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness must often give way to great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup and meet the people who are trying to save her species.

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Past Shows

The Accidental Astronauts

Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 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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Ooky Spooky Light Show

Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 AM

Favorite Halloween songs like "The Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters," and "Thriller" come to life with amazing graphics and lights. Great for family audiences, this show was created here in Flint by our talented team of artists and programmers. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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Cosmic Christmas Light Show

Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 AM

Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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