WELCOME TO LONGWAY PLANETARIUM!
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.
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!
All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents
Adults: $4.00 | Seniors 60+: $3.00 | Children ages 2-11: $3.00 | Children 0-2 FREE
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.
Adults 12-59: $8.00 | Seniors 60+: $6.00 | Children ages 2-11: $6.00 | Children under 2: FREE
Include admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery for a Combo-ticket and SAVE!: Adults: $17.00 | Seniors 60+: $12.00 | Children ages 2-11: $10.00 | Children under 2: FREE
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.
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
Combo-tickets for Sloan Museum + Longway Planetarium (combo ticket discounts applicable to non-Genesee County residents):
Ages 12-59 | $17
Seniors 60+/Students with ID | $12
Children ages 2-11 | $10
Children under 2 | FREE
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!Learn More
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.