Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. It features entertaining and informative programs for children and adults. Learn more about our universe as you enjoy the different Planetarium facilities available, including the Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre, Observatory, and the Galaxy Gift shop.
A recent refurbishment allowed for the installation of a new optical star projector, replacing the Zeiss Projector installed in 1978. It recreates a stunning realistic night sky on a new, improved 12.5m diameter projection dome.
The new display area takes you on an astronomical journey, capturing old favourites like the life-size replica of Neil Armstrong’s lunar spacesuit as well as new items and digital displays.
Two new shows are being featured at the Planetarium:
- Perfect Little Planet. Watch the Perfect Little Planet trailer on YouTube
- Dynamic Earth. Watch the Dynamic Earth trailer on YouTube
The Planetarium's regular shows are:
- Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown
- Cosmic Collisions
- Saturday Night 'Live'
- The Search for Life
- Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (children's show)
- Secret of the Dragon (children's show)
- Stars of the Pharaohs
- Tycho to the Moon (children's show)
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The Planetarium is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
|Tuesday to Friday||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday||11am - 8.15pm (entrance doors close at 7.30pm)|
|Sunday||11am - 4pm|
Entry to the Planetarium is free. Show admission prices are:
- adult: $14.50
- children (under 15 years): $8.70
- concession: $12.30
- Secret of the Dragon- $7.40 per person or $6.40 per person for groups of 10 or more paid in one sum
Group prices for the Planetarium are:
- family (2 Adults and 2 children): $39
- adult group (10 or more): $12
- children group (10 or more under 15 years): $8
Three show pass prices are:
- adults: $32
- children (under 15): $19
Three show pass tickets are transferable and valid for one year, but can only be used to admit one individual per show. Bookings are required.
Bookings are highly recommended, especially during Queensland school holidays. Shows are subject to change.
The Planetarium Booking Office can be contacted on 07 3403 2578 for general, school group and venue hire enquiries from Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 4pm, Saturday from 10.30am to 6.30pm, and Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm, excluding public holidays.
The Planetarium is located within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha. It is a 15 minute drive from the city centre. The main car park and entrance is off Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Free on-site parking, including disabled and bus parking, is available.
You can catch a bus to the Planetarium. From the city, take bus 471, or the Great City Circle bus (598 or 599) from various suburbs. For public transport information visit TransLink.