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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Great place

Love all of the activities going on here. The planetarium is beautiful and my son loved it here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Great place to take the kids

This was wonderful. They have a range of shows for children and adults and the prices are fair... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat H
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane's planetarium presents a wide range of entertaining public astronomy shows for all ages, as well as school programs. The Foyer, Gallery and Mini Theatre are free. Astronomy and space merchandise is available in the Planetarium’s Galaxy Gift...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong | Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia
+61 7 3403 2578
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love all of the activities going on here. The planetarium is beautiful and my son loved it here. There are lizards running around, fish in the pond that come up to feed, lilies in the pond, and an overall very nice place with beautiful old...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank raquelwiley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was wonderful. They have a range of shows for children and adults and the prices are fair. There is an excellent display of space equipment and crafts in the foyer. Parking is free and close to the entrance. We learnt a lot and so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting here, so much to see, and so much to learn. The Planetarium was officially opened on 24 May 1978. It is named with respect for Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, who was appointed governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825 The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JJ B
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Always enjoy the Saturday night live show. Very entertaining, educational. Adequate car parking but can get busy at times. Prices a little high as compared to some cinemas in Brisbane.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank waynetJ7199XP
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Lovely staff, lots to see, gardens are gorgeous. Well organised and presented areas, cafe was lovely and prices were ok. Can’t recommend the 3D show enough. Had the best time, wish I had more time so I could have seen every inch of it. Next...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alisone2017
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

I turned up at the planetarium by accident as I had 2 hours to kill. It was showing a doco about the moons of our solar system and it was a perfect way to fill the gap. Very good dsiplays around the outside of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TonyMachin
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Our group comprised 3 adults and 2 children,all thoroughly enjoyed the show. Whilst waiting,the surrounding displays are informative,and detailed,but in an easy to understand manner. Everybody learned something.After the show,there was much discussion about the meaning of time,and it was intellectually stimulating. The actual show...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Get-out-n-about
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The planetarium is fantastic for all the nerds out there. You probably do have to be a nerd to fully appreciate it though. if your group aren’t inclined to stop and read things then you could make quite a quick visit of it. So much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zany74
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Looking for something different we went to the planetarium. We booked for the kids 6:30pm show and it was brilliant. You slouch back in comfy chairs as the show is above you. Then the commentator takes you through the BRISBANE sky and what to look...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 840abigails
Reviewed 3 January 2019

A nice place to visit. The sessions and exhibits were very informative. Adjacent to the botanic gardens so can be combined in the same visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruchir_Asthana
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10 May 2018|
Response from sharonjoymc | Reviewed this property |
i dont think so. when we were there we were the only ones in the theatre.
10 May 2018|
Response from Sallye4510 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I dare answer ... A sleeping 6 month old is no trouble but a crying one may not be appreciated. I don't know if the Planetarium has any guidelines?
10 May 2018|
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Response from CalebT67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would. It you need to leave the planetarium for any reason you'll disturb everyone else, plus you won't be able to get back in.