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Welcome to Longway Planetarium! Michigan's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility!

As of November 24, 2021, we highly recommend all visitors ages 2+ 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

Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400.
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

Adults: $7
Seniors 60+: $5
Children ages 2-11: $5
Children under 2: Free

Discounts

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.

Become A Member

Please present proof of status to receive a discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.

ASTC: Free
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

Click here for more information about discounts.

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 Monday
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

In-Person Shows

Skies Over Michigan

SHOWTIMES
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.

Cosmic Christmas Light Show

SHOWTIMES

November 26 - December 19, 2021
4:00 PM Tues./Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun.
7:00 PM Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun.
Closed Mondays.

Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older.

Dark Side: The Light Show

SHOWTIMES
November 26 through December 18, 2021
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show, featuring stunning 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences, and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound.

 

We Are Stars

SHOWTIMES
November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022
12:00 PM Sat. & Sun.
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

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.

Turtle Odyssey

SHOWTIMES
November 6, 2021 through January 2, 2022
1:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

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.

Violent Universe

SHOWTIMES
November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022
2:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Please note: We are closed November 25, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

 Comets, asteroids, and meteors hurtling through space. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show! Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.

Sensory-Friendly Shows

SHOWTIMES:
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

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.

The James Webb Space Telescope: The Future of Astronomy

Event Time
6:00 PM Saturday, December 18, 2021

Explore how the James Webb Space Telescope will achieve its directives as well as the dangers the telescope faces on its journey to orbit during this 45 minutes live presentation.

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). 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.

Read More About Our COVID-19 Response Plan

OUR MISSION

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We engage communities on a learning journey in history and science. 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.

OUR VENUES

Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503
810-237-3400
longway@sloanlongway.org


Sloan Museum
4190 E. Court St.
Burton, Michigan 48509
810-237-3450
sloan@sloanlongway.org

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