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

In My Backyard

Pink Floyd Light Show

First Friday

Perfect Little Planet

Physical & Chemical Changes

Ooky Spooky Light Show

Wedding Reception-4hr

Open House

Cosmic Christmas

Workshop: Bugs

Workshop: Gardener

Overnight: Sky is the Limit

Workshop: Air of the Wolf

Exhibit Install

Portable - Perfect Little Planet

Portable - Skies Over MI

We Are Stars

Sloan Auto Fair-Vehicle Registration

Your Registration fee helps the Sloan Museum maintain, purchase and restore vehicles.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Queen Light Show

Overnight: Adventures in Science

Workshop: Make it Move

Overnight: Flowers

Overnight: Trees

Overnight: Sky

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.

STEM Discovery Camp

Date: Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
OR 
Date: Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19 >> click the "other dates" button to sign up
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Kids will explore these exciting science, technology, engineering, and math topics: 
Forces and Motion: Make things roll, slide, and drop while building balloon buggies and ramps. Make a marble run and launch film canister rockets. 
Get Growing: Investigate plant and animal lives as they grow through their life spans. Compare and contrast animal babies with their parents, explore life cycles, and plant some seeds to take home. 
Earth in Space: Explore our planet and the Solar System. See how the Earth changes, find clues from Earth’s history, and tour the Solar System. 
Engineering: Build something magnificent! Read a story, make a plan, design, and build your project out of found objects.

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

Workshop: Grow Something

Workshop: Boy Scouts - Finger Printing

Edge of Darkness

Donuts in The Rainforest

Wonders of the Arctic

Journey To Space

Oceans

Take A Hike

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Go hiking around the Flint Cultural Center campus! Have fun learning about many things that live and grow in the Michigan wilderness. Habitat materials and books allow kids to build and construct with various sensory materials. Activities will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

Fun With Dr. Seuss

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds 
The best kind of rhyme is a rhyme about slime. Make some ooey gooey oobleck—what a scientific pastime! Join your friends at the planetarium and have the time of the millennium. We’ll have fun exploring nature on this summertime adventure.

 

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: Beneath My Feet

4-5 year-olds 
Monday, June 24–Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Longway Planetarium
Explore the Longway Planetarium garden and see what busy bugs are up to! Learn about the various plants in the garden and help tend to the beautiful flowers. Discover the importance of dirt, and have fun painting with it too. Plant your own flowers to take home with you, so you can watch them grow!

Kinderscience Camp: Tool Time

Date: Monday, July 15–Wednesday, July 17 
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
4-5 year-olds
Discover how to use the tools that a construction worker, a doctor, and a scientist use every day. Learn how to use construction tools, make observations like a doctor, and measure materials like a scientist.

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.

Colors, Claws, Teeth and Jaws

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Explore adaptations that help animals survive. Work with a team to create a camouflage mural, match birds with their best beaks, and design a model dinosaur.

Life In A Tree

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Whooo calls a tree their home? Explore trees and the habitats they provide for animals in your neighborhood. Then, watch “The Life of Trees” in the Longway Planetarium theater.

Digging For Gold

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Journey westward and become a 49er for the day. Learn about Earth's metals and the men and women who participated in the American gold rush. Pan for gold and discover the science behind fool’s gold.

Earth Art

Location: Longway Planetarium 
1st-3rd grades
Use earth materials to create beautiful art! Make an air-dried clay bowl, use mineral chips to make a bracelet, and recycle some paper to make a note card.

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!

Alpha Omega Girls Camp: There's A STEM In My Book

Monday, June 24–Friday, June 28 
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Location: Longway Planetarium 
3rd-6th grades
Longway Planetarium partners with some of Genesee County’s best teachers! Guest teachers from the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society will be on-hand as girls explore the literary side of STEM. From the “Three Little Pigs” to “The Wizard of Oz,” these fun and fast-paced activities will have you revisiting some of your favorite books, and might even add a few to your summer reading list.

Forensics 101

Location: Longway Planetarium 
4th-6th grades
Have you ever wondered how law enforcement cracks a case using forensics? Discover the science behind solving a mystery. Explore how DNA can transfer without being seen.

Robot Zoo Camp

Date: Monday, July 8–Wednesday, July 10 
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Location: Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall 
4th-6th grades

Experience the Robot Zoo exhibit in depth at Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location.  Explore the bio-mechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work. Build your own robot zoo animal and learn about animal adaptions through this interactive exhibit.

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!

Pioneer Camp

Location: Longway Planetarium 

4th-6th grades

Do you think you have what it takes to live in the 1800s? Travel back in time and learn the basic skills needed to live without electricity, cars and technology. Dip candles, make soap and learn simple sewing techniques. Whip up a sweet treat the old fashioned way and play games that were popular in the 1800's. Learn why people settled in Michigan and the impact they had on America.

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?

Passport Around The World

Location: Longway Planetarium 
5th-8th grades
Take a trip around the world without leaving the classroom! Explore different cultures and make a craft.

Fetal Pig Dissection

Location: Longway Planetarium 
5th-8th grades
Learn about the systems that keep our bodies happy and healthy. Dissect a fetal pig with a partner to observe similar body systems up close.

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.