Visiting the Planetarium

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.

The information below will help you plan your visit to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. The Planetarium is open Tuesday to Sunday and hosts a variety of shows in the Cosmic Skydome.

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.

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Opening hours, venue hire and enquiries

The Planetarium highly recommends bookings, especially during Queensland school holidays. 

During school holidays, weekends and when school sessions are booked midweek; entry to the venue is limited to only those attending a show.

Shows are subject to change.

You can enquire about reservations, venue hire, school bookings and general or observatory enquiries, by:

The following table shows standard opening hours for The Planetarium. You can also find out when the Planetarium is closed, including special closure periods.

This table provides information on the opening hours and booking office hourse of the Planetarium including the day and opening times.
Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm (Phone lines open 9.30am-4pm)

9am-4pm (Phone lines open 9am-4pm)

Sunday 9am-3pm (Phone lines open 9am-3pm)

Closure information

The Planetarium is closed:

  • on Mondays
  • on most public holidays. These include Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Australia Day, Easter weekend, Anzac Day and Ekka Day

Admission cost

General entry to the Planetarium is free. You need a ticket for Cosmic Skydome shows.

Council honours the Queensland Government Companion Card and Companion Cards from other Australian states and territories. This allows free entry for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.

Single admission prices:

  • adults: $10 (except Saturday 3pm: $12)
  • children (three-14 years): $6 (except Saturday 3pm: $8)
  • authorised companion (Companion Card): free.

Three-show pass prices:

  • adults: $38
  • children (3-14 years): $23.

Three show pass tickets are transferable and valid for three years. Tickets can only be used to admit one individual per show. A booking is required.

Current Cosmic Skydome shows

General admission

For the enjoyment of audiences, these programs are not recommended for children under six.

Shows for children

Getting there

The Planetarium is five kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre and sits within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. There is free on-site parking available, including disabled and bus parking.

You can also travel to the Planetarium by bus. From the city, take bus 471 or the Great City Circle bus (598 or 599) from various suburbs. Visit the TransLink website for more information.

You can also ride your bike to the Planetarium. Find out more information about getting to the gardens on a bike.

Provide feedback

You can complete the online customer feedback form to provide feedback about your experience at the Planetarium.

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Last updated: 12 January 2021