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 - a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show (including a tour of Brisbane's night sky), and tour 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. Stay up-to-date with the Planetarium by following our Facebook page.

Under the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium COVID-19 Safe Management Plan, entry to the venue during peak times (weekends, school holidays) is limited to those attending a show, which must be booked in advance. See below for further information on our shows and visiting.

Show attendees are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to view exhibitions and visit the shop.

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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.

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.

Stargaze from home

Stargazing from home is easy with expert knowledge from the Planetarium's curator and astronomer, Mark Rigby.

Last updated: 4 June 2021