Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium


Brisbane City Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium opened in 1978. Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome - an 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show (including a tour of Brisbane's night sky), or visit the Display Zone. The Planetarium also includes an observatory, Galaxy Gift Shop and Sundial Courtyard. If you want to want to further your interest in the universe, you can find useful links to discover more about astronomy.

Planetarium closure

The Planetarium will temporarily close from 19 April 2019 until 24 May 2019 for technical refurbishment, reopening Saturday 25 May 2019.

Upgrades include installation of a state-of-the-art projection system and two new shows.

Phone operating hours during the closure are from Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-12 noon and 1-4pm. Phones will not be operating from Saturday to Monday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Planetarium shows

The Planetarium features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children. Find out what's on and make a booking.

Visiting the Planetarium

Planning a visit to the Planetarium? Find out more about opening hours, bookings, show admission fees and how to get there.


New shows

We're excited to present two exciting new shows at the Skydome: Edge of Darkness and Experience the Aurora. Check out the schedule and book your seat.

Programs for schools

Learn more about the universe and explore the Planetarium with your school. The flexible school programs assist in covering the Australia Curriculum.

Last updated:22 May 2019