Welcome Back to Longway Planetarium!
Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum are operating at full capacity. As of August 9, 2021, all visitors ages 2+ are required to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. 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.
Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400.
Seniors 60+: $5
Children ages 2-11: $5
Children under 2: Free
All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents
Adults: $3.50 | Seniors 60+: $2.50 | Children ages 2-11: $2.50
When you arrive, please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to confirm your residency. Longway Planetarium shows are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
All Longway Planetarium shows are free for members
Please login to reserve your member tickets. Member discounts are automatically applied at checkout. When you arrive, please present your membership card and driver's license or ID to confirm your membership level.
Please present proof of status to receive a discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.
Flint Children’s Museum members: $1 off per ticket
Impression 5 and Ann Arbor Hands-On members: 50% off
Veterans, active military families, and teachers: Free
Longway Planetarium Showtimes
Each show lasts 45 minutes.
Tuesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM (No 4:00PM show through October 5, 2021)
Wednesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Friday: 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, & 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM
Skies Over Michigan
3:00 PM Tues.-Sun.
Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Great for ages 10 to adult.
Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker
4:00 PM Wed.-Sun. and 7:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.
No 4:00 PM show on Tuesdays through October 5, 2021
September 8 - 26, 2021
Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup and meet the people who are trying to save her species. Great for ages 6 to adult.
The Queen Light Show: From Mercury with Love
8:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.
September 9 - 25, 2021
Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites The Dust," and "You’re My Best Friend."
The Accidental Astronauts
12:00 PM Sat. & Sun.
September 11 - October 31, 2021
Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Recommended for ages 3-8.
1:00 PM Sat. & Sun.
September 11 - 26, 2021
Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.
We Are Stars
2:00 PM Sat. & Sun.
September 11 - October 31, 2021
For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see visible light. Narrated by Andy Serkis. Great for ages 10 and older.
11:00 AM 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.
6:00 PM Every Second Saturday of the Month
Have fun with friends in person, while social distancing! Team up and compete against the other challengers in six common categories, including science, history, geography, literature, pop culture, and more. Recommended for ages 13 and older.
Donations help us present engaging experiences with science and history to our community.
Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community
Longway Planetarium is now operating at full capacity (129 seats). We have been working hard to prepare the planetarium for your arrival and we can assure you that you will have a safe and fun experience when you visit. Following CDC, state and local authorities’ guidelines, these are some of the changes you can expect:
1. Masks: Masks are required by all visitors ages 2+.
2. Stay Safe: Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. When you arrive, please be ready to present your receipt on your mobile device or print your ticket. Staff will request your email address for contact tracing purposes. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and visit us when you’re feeling better.
3. Improved Air Filtration: Longway Planetarium's HVAC systems have been updated with UV filtration.
We inspire our community by providing educational experiences in science and regional history through artifacts, outreach, exhibits, and programs. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.