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 Students and the Greater Community.

The Planetarium resumes weekend public programs beginning Friday September 6th and continues through Sunday Nov 24th.

The David M. Brown Planetarium will temporarily close Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 for approximately 18 months while the adjacent building is renovated to provide additional classroom space for Arlington Public Schools.

Our next  Stars Tonight  Monday Sept 9th at 7:30 PM  (2nd Monday due to Labor Day holiday)


Showtimes on regular public show weekends.

Friday 7:30PM Bad Astronomy with Dr Phil Plait

Saturday 7:30PM  Bad Astronomy with Dr Phil Plait

Sunday 1:30PM The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

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:    TBA
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.