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 12.5 metre 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.

What's on

The Planetarium's regular shows are:

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Opening hours 

The Planetarium is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays and public holidays. The Planetarium will be closed for Easter from 18-21 April 2014 inclusive and Anzac Day.

Day Times
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 11am-8.15pm (entrance doors close at 7.30pm)
Sunday 11am-4pm
Monday Closed

Booking office telephone hours

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. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Easter (18-21 April 2014 inclusive) and Anzac Day.

Day Times
Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-4pm
Saturday 10.30am-6.30pm
Sunday 10.30am-4pm
Monday Closed


Entry to the Planetarium is free. Show admission prices are:

  • adult: $14.80
  • children (under 15 years): $9
  • concession: $12.50.

Group prices for the Planetarium are:

  • family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $40
  • adult group (10 or more): $12.40
  • children group (10 or more under 15 years): $8.20.

Three show pass prices are:

  • adults: $33
  • children (under 15): $20.

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.

Getting there

The Planetarium is located within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha. It's 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 more public transport information visit TransLink.