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!

We ask that all unvaccinated visitors wear masks. Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated. Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community.

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

Upcoming Dates
July 10 – Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker
August 14 – Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe
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

Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker

Saturday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Immersed in an environment as harsh as it is beautiful, follow the classic coming of age tale of one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. 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. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

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STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Saturday, August 14 at 11:00 AM

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Great for adults and kids ages 9 and older.

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