Courtland-General Admission

 

Prices listed are for non-residents. Genesee County resident may purchase discounted tickets at the door or by phone at 810-237-3450. Upon arrival, Genesee County residents must present driver’s license or ID with address on it to confirm residence.

 

Accidental Astronauts

 

Skies over Michigan

Pink Floyd Light Show

First Friday

Perfect Little Planet

Violent Universe

Ooky Spooky Light Show

Wedding Reception-4hr

Wedding Reception-6hr

Open House

Cosmic Christmas

Exhibit Install

We Are Stars

Queen Light Show

Trivia Night

Tea Service

Hands-On Math

Explore with math manipulatives, fun games, and hands-on activities while learning new math skills.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a teddy bear picnic in the Longway Planetarium garden! Go on a garden hunt, make lemonade to drink, and play teddy bear games.

Things Your Parents Wouldn't Let You Do at Home

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Measure, mix, and create your own soda pop recipe! Participate in a catapult battle and make an explosion in a plastic bag!

Camp Michigan

Date: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Explore the great state of Michigan! Learn about Michigan’s rich history and historical landmarks through hands-on science activities. Create a state passport as you discover the wonderful opportunities Michigan has to offer.

STEM ExplorationCamp

Date: Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26 
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Kids will explore these exciting science, technology, engineering, and math topics:

Kites, Copters, and Paper Planes: Build and fly an assortment of paper planes, spinners, and kites while exploring the properties of air.

Chemical Investigations: Build molecule models and investigate physical and chemical  changes in this introduction to the elements and the periodic table.

Food Webs: Dissect owl pellets and build a model food web.

Planet Earth: Explore the hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere while building an earth model, sculpting landforms, and cleaning water.

Life of Trees

Wonders of the Arctic

Journey To Space

Oceans

Mighty Math

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
One, two, buckle my shoe. How many shoes does it take to get to the door? Create non-traditional tools to measure length, width, and height.

The Buzz On Bugs

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Find out what the buzz is all about in the Longway Planetarium garden! Discover why the garden needs bugs to help the plants. Look at bugs up close and see why they are so special.

Space Rockets

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Have fun with vinegar and baking soda rockets! Kids will get creative while exploring foundational science concepts.

Swirling Whirling Colors

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Have fun with no-mess color blending and create your very own unique paint color. Learn how and why various colors mix with fun activities.

 

Kinderscience Camp: Science Discovery

Date: Monday, July 29–Wednesday, July 31 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Find out how you can have fun with scientific processes like osmosis! Use your art skills to capture the beautiful world of life science, and get hands-on with pouring and scooping in multiple sensory tables.

Superhero STEM

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
What kind of hero are you? Are you a genius scientist or as fast as lightening? Join forces with the heroes of Longway Planetarium to build an incredible chair for a gamma-irradiated hero. Use balloon rockets to fly your hero, and design your own cape and heroic vehicle to catch the bad guys.

History's Mysteries

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Discover fascinating myths dating back to the beginning of US history. Learn how Amelia Earhart to took the sky, find out if George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, and solve the mystery of Longway Planetarium.

Storytime STEM

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Listen to some of your favorite stories while exploring STEM. Build a home and see if the Big Bad Wolf can huff and puff and blow it down. Build a chair that’s just right for Baby Bear, plant your own beanstalk, and see if you can design a suit to help Humpty Dumpty survive his great fall!

Maker Space

The creative world of engineering and construction is at your fingertips! Learn how to use  hand-power tools and build whatever your mind can imagine. Measure, cut, and drill your way to discovery. Attend one or both Maker Space sessions and create something new each  time!

Science of Sound

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Tap your foot to the rhythm and beat of unconventional instruments as you learn about pitch, harmony, and melodies. Experiment with vibrations and create your own musical masterpiece. Families are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to the end of class to enjoy a live performance by the Science of Sound Musical Ensemble.

Greek Mythology

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Delve into the captivating history of Greek mythology! Learn about Greek gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures. Make your own Medusa head and create your own mythical monster.

Race Through Space

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Turn Longway Planetarium’s Jupiter Room into a life-sized board game. Work with a team to design a space vehicle game piece, and work through a series of challenges to move your team’s piece around the board. Will your team be the first to make it to mission base?

Junior Quilter

Location: Longway Planetarium 
5th-8th grades 
Learn how to sew a button, mend a tear, and basic sewing skills on a sewing machine. Design and make a quilt square pillow using geometric shape patterns. Put together a sewing kit to keep at home.

Violent Earth

Location: Longway Planetarium 
5th-8th grades
Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and wild weather pose serious threats to lives, property, and ecosystems. Explore these natural hazards while engineering solutions to lessen the impact of these deadly events.

Rube Goldberg

Location: Longway Planetarium 
5th-8th grades
Push that, to pull this, to toss that… and then what happens? Learn about cause and effect by building Rube Goldberg devices. Use a series of simple machines and your imagination to accomplish one small task.

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