David M. Brown Planetarium

David M. Brown Planetarium

1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207

Our Fiftieth Anniversary:  September 1969 – September 2019

The David M. Brown Planetarium is temporarily closed but we anticipate opening soon. Please check back for updates.

To contact Mary Clendenning, the Planetarium Specialist, please use the email below. Thank you!

For updates on the on the Ed Center Reuse project follow this link:


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

Although the planetarium is closed the Friends continue to support the program with special events throughout the year.

Follow this link to their event schedule:
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.