Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium events

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 features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children. All general audience and children's shows include two parts - the main feature and a tour of Brisbane's night sky by the Planetarium's astronomers. Please noteBookings are required. The Planetarium is closed on Mondays during school term, and public holidays. View the opening hours.

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that up to 60 people will now be permitted inside the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium at any one time with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place, in accordance with State Government regulations. Read more.

Show schedule

On this page, you will find a display of all shows. To see all Planetarium shows for a specific date or date range, or to see a specific show, filter your search. Alternatively, you can choose a show from the list below.

General audience shows 
Capturing the CosmosCosmic Collisions | Dark UniverseEdge of Darkness | Passport to the UniverseSaturday Afternoon 'Live'| StarlightWe Are Aliens! | Worlds Beyond Earth
Children's shows
Perfect Little Planet | The Little Star That Could 

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Sun 17 Jan 2021, 9:30am
Booked out

Children will love this tour of the solar system through the eyes of a family of aliens on vacation from another star system, discovering rings, ice cliffs and...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sun 17 Jan 2021, 10:30am

Are we alone? The human race is connected better than ever before but could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sun 17 Jan 2021, 11:30am
Booked out

Get your passport for a thrilling journey through the Solar System, beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, out of the Milky Way Galaxy...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sun 17 Jan 2021, 1:00pm

The story of the dynamic worlds that share our Solar System, and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Take a journey far beyond our own...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sun 17 Jan 2021, 2:00pm

Collisions, both dazzling and destructive, release energy that drives the growth and evolution of the universe, and shape our place within it. Produced by the...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:30am

The story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own. Along the way he meets other types of stars, learns what makes each star...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:30am

Tycho is a dog who doesn’t just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there. Blast off on an amazing ride into space with Tycho and his young friends. Recommended...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11:30am

Children will love this tour of the solar system through the eyes of a family of aliens on vacation from another star system, discovering rings, ice cliffs and...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Mon 18 Jan 2021, 1:00pm

Collisions, both dazzling and destructive, release energy that drives the growth and evolution of the universe, and shape our place within it. Produced by the...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

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Last updated: 11 January 2021