Welcome Back to Longway Planetarium!
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are operating at full capacity. Masks are optional, but highly encouraged visitors who are not yet vaccinated. 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.
Tues.-Sun.: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM
Thurs./Fri./Sat.: 7:00 & 8:00 PM
12:00 PM Tues.-Sun.
Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. Great for ages 6 to adult.
STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe
1:00 PM Tues.-Sun.
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 ages 8 to adult.
2:00 PM Tues.-Sun.
For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see visible light. Now, experience the universe over an amazing width of the electromagnetic spectrum. Great for ages 6 to adult.
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 Tues.-Sun. and 7:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.
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.
Dark Side: The Light Show
8:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat.
Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show. Great for ages 12 to adult.
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.
Virtual Trivia Night
6:00 PM Every Second Saturday of the Month
Have fun with friends across town or across the country 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 optional, but highly encouraged visitors who are not yet vaccinated.
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.