Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum are operating at full capacity. <strong>As of August 9, 2021, all visitors ages 2+ are required to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium.</strong> Masks can be removed for short periods while eating snacks/lunches at the tables in Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. 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

September 11 – Accidental Astronauts
October 9 – Ooky Spooky Light Show
November 13 – We Are Stars
December 11 – Cosmic Christmas

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

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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We Are Stars

Saturday, November 13 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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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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