David M. Brown Planetarium
1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207
Our Fiftieth Anniversary: September 1969 – September 2019.
Fifty years of service to Arlington and the surrounding region.
The David M. Brown Planetarium is temporarily closed while the Education Center building next door is renovated to provide additional classroom space for Arlington Public Schools. The planetarium is expected to reopen in September 2022.
For updates on the on the Ed Center Reuse project follow this link:
Showtimes on regular public show weekends.
Friday: 7:30PM (currently closed)
Saturday: 7:30PM (currently closed)
Sunday: 1:30PM (currently closed)
Sunday: 3:00PM (currently closed)
Stars Tonight program: TBA
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY OPEN TO SCHOOL GROUPS IN THE DAYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WORK WEEK.
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.
Friends Events Schedule:
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: 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.