Michigan's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility!


Tickets can be reserved online, in-person, or over the phone at 810-237-3400. Once a show has started, there will be no late seating. Please arrive before the show begins.

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. Once a show has started, there will be no late seating. Please arrive before the show begins.

Mondays: Closed
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.


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

Space Academy: AURORAE

Space Academy: Aurorae (live format) experience the beautiful aurorae on Earth, also known as the Northern and Southern lights! Learn about the Sun's role in creating these fascinating arrays of color, their presence on different planets in our solar system, and the best times and places to view their magnificent displays on Earth. Great for 3rd grade comprehension and older.

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, featuring stunning 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences, and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound. Please note: This show contains some adult language and dizzying visual effects. It is not recommended for individuals prone to motion sickness, seizures, or light sensitivity.

Accidental Astronauts

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon and bounce along the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Secrets of the Universe

Show-goers are taken back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Viewers will gain insight how the 10,000 scientists from 100 different countries are learning new theories about the nature of atoms which could lead to new clean energy solutions.

First Fridays

First Fridays

6 p.m. on the 1st Friday of Every Month

Join us every first Friday of the month for special talks on astronomy and local science topics presented by local experts.

Cultural Astronomy

6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of Every Month 

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.

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

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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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