Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207
703-228-6070

Our Fiftieth Anniversary

September 1969 – September 2019.

Fifty years of service to Arlington and the surrounding region.

The David M. Brown Planetarium will be closed temporarily for about a year and a half beginning Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 while the adjacent building is renovated to provide additional classroom space for Arlington Public Schools.  The expected reopening is September 2021.

Coming up: Our final weekend before temporary closure.

Final public shows: Sunday November 24th

The annual holiday show, Season of Light begins early this year. We will begin the holiday show Friday November 8th. It will run in all weekend  time slots except 3PM Sundays. Magic Tree House will continue in the 3PM slot until closing November 24.

Our next  Stars Tonight:  TBA


Showtimes on regular public show weekends.

Friday 7:30PM Season of Light

Saturday 7:30PM  Season of Light

Sunday 1:30PM Season of Light

Sunday 3:00PM Magic Tree House Space Mission


  PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE ONLY OPEN TO SCHOOL GROUPS  IN THE DAYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WORK WEEK.


Friends of the Arlington PlanetariumThe Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium (FOP)

The Friends provide programming that may include full dome programs and fascinating lectures from the field of Astronomy and other scientific fields designed to broaden our appeal to the planetarium-going public.  These programs are held the 3rd weekend of the month during the school year and presented in lieu of the regular program schedule.

See their website for more details.  www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.


Fall 2019 Friends Schedule:

Follow this link to the Fall 2019 FOP program schedule:    www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org
All proceeds go directly to support the planetarium programs and science education
in Arlington Public Schools.

In the event of bad weather, when school activities are canceled, the Planetarium will also be closed (call 703-228-4277). However, if the swimming pools are open, public planetarium shows will proceed as scheduled.
For more information, please use the links at the left.