Visiting the Planetarium

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.

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will reopen on Saturday 27 June, once maintenance and new installations are completed.

To ensure the safety of staff and residents, and to abide by State Government regulations, only 20 people will be permitted inside the Planetarium at any one time.

See below for:

Opening hours, venue hire and enquiries

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

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 (except for Queensland school holidays - open 10am-3pm. Booking office phone lines open 9.30am-3pm)
Tuesday to Thursday 10am-4pm (Phone lines open 9.30am-4pm)
Friday  10am-7.30pm (Phone lines open 9.30am-6.30pm)

10.45am-7.30pm (Phone lines open 10.30am-6.30pm)

Sunday 10.45am-4pm (Phone lines open 10.30am-4pm)

Closure information

The Planetarium is closed:

  • on Mondays (except for Queensland school holidays  - open 10am-3pm. Booking office phone lines open 9.30am-3pm)
  • 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.

Until Friday 3 April, all adult admissions for shows at 3pm, Tuesday to Sunday, are $10 per person. Group admissions are $9.20 per person for a group of 10 or more (single payment required for the whole group).

Single admission prices:

  • adults: $16.40
  • children (three-14 years): $10
  • concession card holders: $13.40
  • authorised companion (Companion Card): free.

Group admission prices:

  • family (two adults and two children or one adult and three children): $45 per family
  • group of adults (10 or more): $13.90 each*
  • group of children (10 or more, 3-14 years): $9.20 each*.

* single payment is required for whole group

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.

Last updated:3 June 2020