Buick Automotive Gallery and Research Center, Flint Michigan
Partnering with General Motors, Sloan Museum will host a special exhibit at Buick Gallery featuring the workhorses of the automotive world – pick-up trucks. From their infancy as motorized versions of delivery wagons, these trucks have developed into essential tools used by farmers, ranchers, construction workers and firefighters. However, many people who rarely haul anything other than groceries now enjoy these vehicles for their ruggedness and style. This exhibit focuses on the theme that today’s pick-up truck is far more than a simple automobile with a cab and a storage bed. Is is a sophisticated and well-designed vehicle that “gets things done” and enables an increasing number of people to pursue active modern lifestyles. The Buick Automotive Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details and a schedule of upcoming exhibits visit www.sloanlongway.org.
Sloan Museum, Flint Michigan
Ignite your desire for discovery, spark your imagination and inspire new generations of explorers to dream of the possibilities that lie ahead in this exciting Space exhibit. Take an adventurous trip in space and touch actual rocks from the lunar surface and the red planet, explore a future Lunar Base Camp and take a spin on a centrifuge that you power like a bicycle. Get an up-close look at a wide range of artifacts from the space program as well as displays on the new spacecraft that will go back to the Moon and beyond. Experience the past, present and future of space through dozens of other displays, inter-actives and experiences. For details and a schedule of upcoming exhibits visit www.sloanlongway.com.
The Flint Community Players, Flint Michigan
Escape for a quiet dinner and conversation (NOT) with the folks that make the Addams Family and the Munster’s seem tame-the Sycamores! Enjoy this most delightful, topsy-turvy, tongue-in-cheek classic comedy with side-splitting sight gags, crackpot characters and immeasurable moments of lunacy and laughter. For details, ticket information and a schedule of upcoming shows visit www.flintcommunityplayers.com.
Longway Planetarium, Flint Michigan
For hundreds of years people have looked to the stars and wondered if we are alone. Today we live in an unprecedented age of exploration of the Universe. Robots explore Mars; giant telescopes look for worlds around other stars, radio telescopes listen for tell-tale signs of life out there. Is there life on Mars? Is there life on one of the exo-planets? Are we alone? We are getting closer to the answer. Recommended for ages 10 and older. For details and a schedule of upcoming shows visit www.sloanlongway.com.