Subject: Open Monday, Feb. 19, on President's Day for Indoor Family Fun!

Open President's Day, Feb. 19, with Indoor Family Fun!
Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium will be open for President's Day on Monday, February 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Mazes & Brain Games Interactive Exhibition Now Open for Indoor Family Fun!

The new interactive special exhibit, Mazes & Brain Games, winds its way over 5,000 square feet with over 60 puzzling experiences that inspire exploration and ingenuity. Great for multi-generations of family members to enjoy together! Learn more at The exhibit entry fee is just $5 per person, plus general admission (free entry for Members of Sloan and Longway). Your ticket to Mazes & Brain Games gives you access to the entire museum, including Discovery Hall hands-on science gallery, Hagerman Street Early Childhood Learning gallery, the History Gallery, and the Durant Historic Vehicle Gallery. The Mazes exhibit will run through May 19, 2024. Buy tickets in advance here, or in person at guest services.
Get Ready for the Annual Galentine's Day Event and Expo February 23!

It's back and bigger and better than ever. Grab your girls and join us for the 8th annual Galentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 23, 6-10 p.m.! Pamper and spoil yourself and your besties with shopping, karaoke and more! All four museum galleries will be open to event attendees until 8 p.m. A cash bar and the Coffee Beanery Cafe will also be open for food and beverage purchases during the event. This event is for 18+ years of age. $5/person. Learn more and buy tickets at
February is Reciprocal Membership Month with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Members always receive free admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium, and now your membership has even more value! During the month of February 2024, members of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will receive free admission to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum (GRCM members get free admission to Sloan Museum), including their current traveling exhibit, "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit." Just bring your Sloan Museum membership card when you go to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum in February and enjoy! Not a member yet? Learn more about membership benefits at
New Podcast Digs Into Genesee County's Historical Artifacts 

The new Discover Uncover podcast was produced to bring our history-loving patrons on a learning journey through selected artifacts from Sloan's historical collections. The podcast is hosted by Jerome Threlkeld, Community Engagement Coordinator and lifelong resident of Flint, and Geoffrey Woodcox, Sloan's Curator of History Collections. Watch Discover Uncover on YouTube, stream on, or find it on your favorite podcast app. Please feel free to leave us a voicemail at (810) 237-3417, or email with any comments, suggestion, or questions. We may use your voice or comment in upcoming episodes. (This is a new service at Sloan; if you are interested in being a valued and visible sponsor of Discover Uncover, please contact
Lego Engineering Challenge in Discover Lab
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 a.m.-Noon

Drop in and join the students from Kettering University's Engineering Club as they host fun and interesting engineering challenges! Build a paper airplane or construct a Lego building!

Historical Book Club
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
February's featured book is The Watsons Go To Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis.

This free monthly book club includes tours of the Sloan History Gallery and selected museum artifacts relevant to the book. Learn more about our Book Clubs here.

Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI 48503
Register in advance here. Walk-ins accepted. Purchase The Watsons Go To Birmingham anywhere you purchase your books.
Sloan Museum of Discovery Hours and General Admission Prices

Address: 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI, 48503
Mondays:Closed most Mondays* (*Open Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, for President's Day; CLOSED on 
Monday, January 15, for MLK Day)
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan.11, 2024, for the final week of REAL BODIES exhibit)
Sundays: Noon-5 p.m.

General Admission Prices
Ages 12-59 - $14
Seniors 60+ - $11
Students (with ID) - $11
Children 2-11 - $9
Children Under 2 - Free

Genesee County Residents
All Genesee County Residents** - FREE General Admission (does not include special traveling exhibits); all Genesee County residents must show proof of residency with a valid I.D. to receive discounted pricing.
**Sloan Museum of Discovery educational programs are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.

Members of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium get FREE general admission to both venues, in addition to other discounts and benefits. Not a Member yet? Find out how to become a Member and start SAVING at!

Other Discounts
Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Members: Free
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
Proud member of Museums for All
Click here for more information about discounts.

Special President's Day Show Schedule at Longway Planetarium
(Full show schedule at
Just across the street from Sloan Museum is Michigan's largest planetarium, Longway Planetarium. Make it a full day of discovery before or after your visit to Sloan Museum of Discovery:
Accidental Astronauts, Noon on Monday, Feb. 19

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. Recommended for ages 3-8.
Buy tickets and learn more at
Laser Taylor Swift, 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19

Laser Taylor Swift takes her biggest hits and brings them to life in dazzling laser light. If you can’t score tickets to her concert, Laser Taylor Swift is the next best thing. Recommended for ages 12+

Learn more about buy tickets at
Perfect Little Planet, 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Buy tickets and learn more:
Skies Over Michigan (live format space program), 3p.m.

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Learn about the rotation of the Earth, how to find the North Star, and which constellations and planets are visible in your backyard tonight. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

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Birth of Planet Earth, 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19

Birth of Planet Earth is a new show that tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. In the fiery beginnings of our young solar system, worlds were born and obliterated. A young sun vented its rage. Chaos reigned. How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? Recommended for ages 12+.

Buy tickets and learn more:
Free "Books & Stars" Book Club at Longway Planetarium
BOOKS & STARS BOOK CLUB for March 2024:
Cosmic Queries, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI 48503
Free with general admission

Learn more about the free monthly book clubs here.
Register in advance here. Walk-ins welcome. 
Our Mission:
We engage communities on a learning journey in history and science.
Our Vision:
Every experience creates an empowering aha! moment of discovery.
Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI 48503
(810) 237-3450 |
Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI 48503
(810) 237-3400 |
1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, United States
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