Science activities you can do at home!
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium’s educators and planetarium presenters are developing short, educational videos to inspire at-home learning while schools are closed. We’ll show you fun science activities you can do with common household items, and stargazing tips using the night sky renderings you’d normally see in the planetarium.Watch Videos
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will remain closed to the public through Monday, April 13, in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s executive order for temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation. During this time period, all public shows, exhibits, events, and programs are cancelled. We will continue to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, and will provide updates on our closure status.Learn More
Donations help us present engaging experiences with science to our community.
Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Choose from 40 camps and workshops for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids. Camps and workshops frequently sell out. Register early to secure your spot!sign up
Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts can earn badges and complete adventures with fun hands-on activities at Michigan's largest planetarium. Don't miss out! Scout events are scheduled now through May.sign up
Genesee County Residents receive 50% off admission to shows at Longway Planetarium. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount. Discounted admission is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
Hours & Ticket Prices (Closed Through April 13)
Longway Planetarium is wheelchair accessible
Click here to view calendar of show times.
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Longway Planetarium is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Years Eve & Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & Day
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors 60+, and $5 youth ages 2-11
Genesee County Resident Discount*: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors 60+, and $2.50 youth ages 2-11
All Longway Planetarium shows are free for members
*Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount. Tickets are available at the door, but please note that shows sometimes sell out. Genesee County residents and members may call 810-237-3400 to purchase tickets in advance. For regular ticket prices, click the button above to purchase online.
Members must present both their membership card and photo ID to receive their discounts. If the member card isn't available, Guest Services can look up the membership with photo ID.
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
Click here for more information about discounts.
Together, Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium serve more than 60,000 schoolchildren annually, providing standards-based classes in science and history. 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.