The re-imagined Flint history gallery features inclusive stories, designed with the flexibility to frequently change displays that span from the earliest inhabitants through history-in-the-making. The gallery includes interactive stepping stones that activate a video or audio story told from local residents; a section about Genesee County's contributions to winning WWII, including an actual 1943 Hellcat Tank Destroyer; an interactive trading post and real native American artifacts; Flint's storied lumbering history; the last Buick LeSabre that rolled off the former Buick City's assembly line signed by the hundreds of workers who helped build it; popular culture artifacts like the beloved Bozo The Clown original costume and the basketball costume Will Ferrell wore in the Flint-based movie Semi-pro; Flint's history on redlining and blockbusting; and much more!
End your visit at the Museum Store for unique gifts and souvenirs, or grab a snack at the Coffee Beanery Café!
Purchase a combo-ticket for a show at Longway Planetarium and general admission to Sloan Museum at these discounted combo-ticket rates (please plan your purchases mindfully; ticket sales are final and non-refundable)
Genesee County Residents
All Genesee County Residents - FREE*
(please show proof of residency ID at Guest Services desk)
*Sloan Museum of Discovery educational programs are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.