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

Secrets of the Universe

In Secrets of the Universe, show-goers are taken back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Award-winning IMAX documentary filmmaker Stephen Low takes audiences on an exciting science journey to Geneva, Switzerland, home to the massive Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most complex scientific instrument humans have ever built at nearly 17 miles around and buried 500 feet underground. Brilliantly executed computer graphics will illustrate the enormously powerful collider as protons rush at virtually the speed of light to a collision that duplicates the conditions around the start of the Universe. Viewers will gain insight how the 10,000 scientists from 100 different countries who are working on LHC are learning new theories about the nature of atoms which could lead to new clean energy solutions or other planet-saving solutions. Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Admission & Discounts

Out of County Visitors

$8 adults, $6 seniors 60+, and $6 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Combo Tickets: Add admission to Sloan Museum and SAVE!
$17 Adults, $12 Senior, and $10 Youth 2-11

Genesee County Residents

All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents:
$4 adults, $3 seniors 60+, and $3 youth ages 2-11
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.

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