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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 October 11th thru Sunday September 13th is a REGULAR public show weekend.

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:  Bad Astronomy with Dr Phil Plait.

 Sunday at 1:30 PM: The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Sunday at 3:00PM:   The Magic Tree House Space Mission


First Monday of the Month:

The Stars Tonight Stars Tonight :  First Monday of every month, 7:30 to 9:00PM

Monday November 4th,  2019 7:30 PM – FINAL STARS TONIGHT BEFORE CLOSURE


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





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.

Doors open 15 minutes before show time. There is no admittance once the show begins. Please be on time.

Sky theater has a 58 seat capacity.  If theater capacity is reached, the doors will be closed and the program will be started.