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 open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays and public holidays. The Planetarium will be closed for annual maintenance from 26 January - 7 February 2015.

Day Times 
Until 12 December 2014 inclusive 
Times
13 December - 24 December 2014 inclusive
Times
27 December 2014 - 25 January 2015 inclusive

Times
26 January - 7 February 2015

Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm
 
10am-4pm 9.30am-4pm Closed for annual maintenance
Saturday 11am-8.15pm
(doors close at 7.30pm)
 
11am-8.15pm
(doors close at 7.30pm)
11am-8.15pm
(doors close at 7.30pm)
Closed for annual maintenance
Sunday 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm Closed for annual maintenance
Monday Closed Closed Closed Closed for annual maintenance

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 and Anzac Day.

Day Times
6 October - 12 December 2014 inclusive 
Times
13 December - 24 December 2014
Times
27 December 2014 - 25 January 2015 inclusive 
Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-4pm
 
9.30am-4pm 9am-4pm
Saturday 10.30am-6.30pm
 
10.30am-6.30pm 10.30am-6.30pm
Sunday 10.30am-4pm 10.30am-4pm 10.30am-4pm
Monday Closed Closed Closed

Prices

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

  • adult: $15
  • children (3-14 years): $9.20
  • concession: $12.80.

Group prices for the Planetarium are:

  • family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $41
  • adult group (10 or more): $12.70
  • children group (10 or more 3-14 years): $8.40.

Three show pass prices are:

  • adults: $34
  • children (3-14 years): $20.50.

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.