Subject: NOW OPEN! Welcome back to Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium

Exhibits and shows reopen Wednesday, July 8. Reserve tickets online for touchless entry.
Welcome back to Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium!

Behind our masks, we are smiling from ear to ear as we welcome you back! We have been working hard to prepare for your arrival and we can assure that you will have a safe and fun experience when you visit. However, it will feel different from your past visits. We appreciate your support as we adapt with science-driven practices that will help keep our community safe.

Following CDC, state and local authorities’ guidelines, these are some of the changes you can expect:

Online ticket reservation is strongly encouraged.
Online ticket reservation helps us provide touchless entry. Ticket times may sell out as we limit capacity to ensure social distancing. When you arrive, please be ready to present your receipt on your mobile device or print your ticket. If you are a Genesee County resident or a member, please present your driver's license or ID at the ticket counter to confirm your residency or membership level.

Wear your mask.
Remember to keep yourself and others safe by wearing your mask! Adults, children ages 2+, and staff must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth to enter. You can bring your own masks or purchase at the ticket counter for $1 each. We understand that mask-wearing can be difficult for children. We encourage you to gently remind your children to keep their masks on when they forget. Mask-wearing is required throughout your visit.

Play safe.
Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and throughout the space. 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.

Our robust cleaning practices have leveled up! 
We will close for an hour each day at Sloan Museum so our cleaning crew can disinfect surfaces, hands-on components, and “high touch” areas, especially in the exhibits. Longway Planetarium will be disinfected between shows. At Longway Planetarium, we have installed UV filtration in our HVAC systems and added filtration to the Mars room and back offices. Sloan Museum at Courtland has upgraded HVAC to MERV 10 Filters.

Virtual learning continues.
If you cannot or do not wish to visit us during our first days back, we completely understand and look forward to welcoming you when you feel comfortable returning. In the meantime, stay connected with us on social media. Our educators have produced over 50 videos presenting hands-on science activities and backyard astronomy tips you can try at home. You can find all of our content on Facebook. While we keep in-person capacity low, we will continue to present First Fridays and Second Saturday Trivia Nights on Facebook Live.
Sloan Museum at Courtland Center
Open Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun. Closed Mon. & Tues.
Ticket time: 12:00-2:00 PM
Closed for cleaning: 2:00-3:00 PM
Ticket time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Timed entry tickets for a two-hour visit will ensure social distancing at less than 20% capacity. Capacity will be limited to 50 visitors per ticket time. We will close for an hour of cleaning between ticket times.

General Admission Exhibits
Includes the historic vehicles exhibit and educator-led activities. Traveling exhibits are not included in general admission.
Tickets: $6 adults, $5 seniors 60+, $4 youth ages 2-11
Free for Genesee County residents, members, and children 1 and younger.
Reopens July 8
Please note: The Family Play Area will remain closed until the State of Michigan allows indoor playspaces to reopen.
Traveling Exhibits
Includes Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss, Roll, Drop, Bounce, and general admission experiences.
Tickets: $9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $7 youth 2-11
Genesee County Resident Tickets: $3 per person
Free for members and children 1 and younger.
Jul. 8-Sept. 13
Jul. 8-Sept. 13
Longway Planetarium Show Schedule
July 8 - August 2
Doors open for tickets at 11:30 AM. Closed Mon. & Tues.
Showtimes Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun.:
12:00, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 PM
Showtimes Thurs./Fri./Sat.:
6:00 and 7:30 PM

Capacity will be limited to 20 visitors per show time. Each show lasts 45 minutes. We will close for 45 minutes of cleaning after each show.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors 60+, $5 youth 2-11
Genesee County Resident Tickets: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors 60+, $2.50 youth 2-11
All shows are free for members.

Accidental Astronauts
Shows at 12:00 PM
Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Great for ages 3-8.

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
Shows at 1:30 PM

Experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Great for ages 6 and older.
Reserve Tickets
Skies Over Michigan
Shows at 3:00 PM

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 and older.
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Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Shows at 4:30 PM

From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Great for ages 6 and older.
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The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love
Shows at 6:00 PM

Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites The Dust," and "You’re My Best Friend." Great for ages 12 and older.
Reserve Tickets

Dark Side: The Light Show
Shows at 7:30 PM

Experience Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon album as never before in this one-of-a-kind show. Great for ages 12 and older.
Reserve Tickets

Special Events
Longway Planetarium
Now through Aug. 10
Sensory-Friendly Show
Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Longway Planetarium
Sat., Jul. 11
10:30 AM
Virtual Trivia Night
Facebook Live
Sat., Jul. 11
6:00-7:00 PM
Cruise-In Car Show at Shea Automotive Group
Thurs., Jul. 16
5:00-8:00 PM
More Ways To Discover
July Sky Guide
See which constellations and planets you can find tonight!
Birthday Parties
Celebrate at Sloan Museum or Longway Planetarium! Learn more.
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall
4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
810-237-3450 | Email | Facebook
Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
810-237-3400 | Email | Facebook
1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, United States
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