Planetarium temporary closure

In response to the Queensland Government’s three-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will close at its regular time of 4pm on Friday, 8 January and will reopen at 9am Tuesday, 12 January 2021.

Where possible, customers who had booked for shows during the above period have been contacted to cancel or reschedule. 

Read the Updates to Council facilities, services and public transport operations community service announcement for more information, including venue capacity information and mask requirements, applicable after 6pm on Monday 11 January 2021 until further notice.

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.

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Stargaze from home

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

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.

Last updated: 11 January 2021