Information for Teachers


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

School Group Showtimes

Monday through Friday: 9:45 am, 11:05 am, and 12:25 pm.

The planetarium currently offers three shows daily. During this re-opening year, we are only scheduling APS elementary students in Grades K to 5. Next school year we will once again offer APS Grade 6 classes the opportunity to visit, along with APS secondary astronomy classes. Once the schedule for 2023-2024 is set, we will make openings available to non-APS schools, scout programs, and similar groups.

Currently Offered School Programs


  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure – Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

   First Grade

  • Accidental Astronaut – Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet.

New programs are currently being developed for grades 2-5. Please check back!