Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium making preparations for summer activities

FLINT (WJRT) (4/12/2019) - It's almost that time of year when parents are looking for summer activities for their children.

The Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium have a lot lined up this summer.

One of the activities is "Journey To Space." It gives an inside look into astronauts training and how NASA is preparing to send people to Mars 2030.

"There are astronauts in this show actually talking about how they were inspired to become astronauts because they went to science museums and they learned about things as kids," Marketing Manager Caitie O'Neill said. "We really hope that by exposing kids in our community, it helps them to dream big and realize there are amazing things that they can do."

People can also expect the Sloan Auto Fair in June 22 and 23. It will be held at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad.

There will be rare collectible cars in a beautiful historic setting. Money raised at this event will be used for the upkeep of the cars in the Sloan Museum.

"It takes a lot of resources to keep these vehicles preserved and in exhibiting conditions so it's an important fundraiser for us," O'Neill said.

Parents can even register for summer camp. There are a number of activities to chose from and no kid will feel out of place.

"There's something for every interest so if your kid likes art you can do science with art," she said.

"Journey To Space" is currently open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. O'Neill encouraged parents to sign up their children for camp soon, because spots fill up quick.