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. One of the venue's highlights is the optical star projector used to recreate a stunning realistic night sky on the 12.5 metre diameter projection dome. The display area takes you on an astronomical journey, and includes a life-size replica of Neil Armstrong’s lunar space suit, as well as digital and other displays.

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What's on

The Planetarium's regular shows are:

General admission

For the enjoyment of audiences, these programs are not recommended for children under six.

Shows for children

Opening hours 

The Planetarium is generally open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Australia Day, Easter weekend, Anzac Day and Ekka Day. 

Planetarium closed for maintenance - 25 January until 5 February 2016
The Planetarium will be closed for annual maintenance from 25 January until 5 February 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this closure.
Day Times
- from 25 January - 5 February 2016
- from 6 February - 24 March 2016
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday to Friday Closed 10am-4pm
Saturday Closed 11am-8.15pm
Sunday Closed 11am-4pm

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. The Booking Office is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Australia Day, Easter weekend, Anzac Day and Ekka Day. 

Day Times 
- from 25 January until 5 February 2016
- 6 February - 24 March 2016
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm and 1-4pm 9.30am-4pm
Saturday Closed 10.30am-6.30pm
Sunday Closed 10.30am-4pm


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

  • adult: $15.40
  • children (3-14 years): $9.40
  • concession: $13.

Group prices for the Planetarium are:

  • family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $42
  • adult group (10 or more): $13
  • children group (10 or more 3-14 years): $8.60.

Three show pass prices are:

  • adults: $35
  • children (3-14 years): $21.

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.