Michigan's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility!


Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400.

Adults: $8
Seniors 60+: $6
Children ages 2-11: $6
Children under 2: Free

50% off for Genesee County Residents (please show ID at Guest Services)

Make it a full day of discovery and add admission to the Sloan Museum of Discovery across the street! Buy combo-tickets here or at Guest Services and save!


In November 2021, Longway received an upgrade to its computer systems and upgraded its planetarium projection system to Digistar 7. It remains Michigan’s largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility. Enjoy the show!

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Longway Planetarium Showtimes

Each show lasts 45 minutes.

Tuesday: 3:00 & 4:00 PM
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
Closed Mondays (Except for Presidents' Day, Spring Break & Christmas Break)

Skies Over Michigan

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.

Cosmic Christmas

Enjoy a Christmas light show featuring stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor.

Dark Side: The Light Show

Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show.

Accidental Astronauts

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Recommended for ages 3-8.


Prepare to be awed by this immersive film experience about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.

Space Academy

Space Academy covers the fundamentals of astronomy in a LIVE, interactive 45 minute presentation.

Magic Globe

Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery with secret powers to change the world’s seasons.

Cultural Astronomy

Join us to discuss different Cultures and how they interpret the sun, stars and other celestial objects.

Sensory-Friendly Shows

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. Click the links below for show details.

Trivia Night

Event Time
6:00 PM Every Second Saturday of the Month *

*(No Trivia Night in September 2022 due to a special private event)

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.

First Fridays

First Fridays

Event Time
6:00 PM Every First Friday of the Month

Join us every first Friday of the month for talks on astronomy and local science topics. (*No First Fridays on September 2, 2022)

Donations help us present engaging experiences with science and history to our community.

Download your free Sky Guide

Download this month's Sky Guide to see which constellations and planets you can find tonight!

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Safety Precautions

Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community

Longway Planetarium is now operating at full capacity (129 seats). Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and visit us when you’re feeling better.

Masks: Masks are respected but not expected or required, effective March 1, 2022.

Improved Air Filtration: Longway Planetarium's HVAC systems have been updated with UV filtration.

Read More About Our COVID-19 Response Plan
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