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David M. Brown Planetarium

1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207   703-228-6070
 Fifty Years of Service to Arlington Students and the Greater Community


The Weekend of Friday June 14th thru Sunday 16th is our last REGULAR public show weekend for the summer.

On Saturday, July 20th the Friends of the Planetarium will sponsor a commemoration of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing fifty years ago.

We will reopen for public shows in early September. Have a great summer!

Parking at the Planetarium has become a bit of a challenge.  Allow yourself time to find parking.

On Regular Program weekends see schedule below for showtimes.

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 PM  Undiscovered Worlds – follows our search for exo-planets, planets orbiting other stars and seeks to answer the ultimate question, “Are we alone?”  See Undiscovered Worlds and decide for yourself!

 Sunday at 1:30 PM Perfect Little Planet

A family of advanced space aliens becomes tired of the everyday rat race of life needs to find a place to vacation. Their onboard travel agent app suggests a small solar system nearby.  We travel with them touring the whole Solar System in search of the perfect little planet. Can you guess which one they select?  Suitable for elementary school age kids and up.

Sunday at 3:00PM: Magic Tree House – Space Mission  Join Jack and Annie on a very special mission, inspired by the Mary Pope Osborne book series.


First Monday of the Month:

The Stars Tonight Final Stars Tonight of the season:

Monday June 3rd,  2019 7:30 PM


The Stars Tonight interactive planetarium talk – Run time: approx. 1.5 hours
The talks will be held the first Monday of each month all year. (2nd Monday when first Monday falls on a school holiday). For more information, click here.

Select Weekend Events:


On the third weekend of the month The Friends of the Arlington Planetarium provide alternative programs to supplement our public offerings.

On the following weekends, The Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium (FOP) will 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!

Follow this link to the 18-19 FOP program schedule:\

Most FOP programs will be held at the regularly scheduled weekend showtimes. For information about these special programs, see the FOP website



Regular Weekend Public Show Times:

Fridays: 7:30pm Undiscovered Worlds

Saturday: 7:30pm  Undiscovered Worlds

Sunday: 1:30pm Perfect Little Planet

Sunday:  3:00PM  Magic Tree House Space Mission

Stars Tonight:  First Monday of the month 7:30 PM – 9:00pm (except 2nd Monday when 1st Monday falls on a school/federal holiday.)

Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. There is no admittance after the show begins. Please be on time.




Adults (over 12) – $5.00

Children (12 and under) – $3.00

Seniors (60 and over) – $3.00

Change is limited.  Exact admission fees are appreciated.

Please note:  we do not accept credit/debit cards at this time.

Sky theater has a 58 seat capacity.  If theater capacity is reached, the doors will be closed and the program will be started.  No admission permitted once the show has begun.