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

Mask Policy during Coronovirus Epidemic: Effective March 1, 2022, masks are respected but not expected. 

Tickets

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

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

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 Mondays* (Open Monday, February 21, 2022, for Presidents' Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!)

 

In-Person Shows

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.

Sea Lions: Life By A Whisker

Sea Lions

Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup and meet the people who are trying to save her species.

The Queen Light Show

Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Another One Bites The Dust".

Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Great for ages 10 and older.

We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.

Perfect Little Planet: Greetings Earthings. We're on vacation!

Perfect Little Planet

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose?

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.

First Fridays

First Fridays

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

First Fridays return to the planetarium in August for in-person events! Join us every first Friday of the month for talks on astronomy and local science topics.

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

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
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