Visiting the Planetarium
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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.
See below for:
- opening hours, entry, venue hire and enquiries
- admission cost
- current Cosmic Skydome shows
- getting to the Planetarium
- how to provide feedback.
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. Show attendees are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to view exhibitions and visit the shop.
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:
- emailing the booking office
- make an online booking enquiry
- phoning the booking office on 07 3403 2578.
The following table shows standard opening hours for The Planetarium. You can also find out when the Planetarium is closed, including special closure periods.
Read the terms and conditions for visiting the Planetarium.
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
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.
Read the terms and conditions for purchase of Planetarium tickets.
Current Cosmic Skydome shows
General audience shows
For the enjoyment of audiences, these programs are not recommended for children under six.
- Cosmic Collisions
- Dark Universe
- Edge of Darkness
- Passport to the Universe
- Saturday Afternoon 'Live'
- Tales of a Time Traveler
- We Are Aliens!
- Worlds Beyond Earth
Shows for children
- Perfect Little Planet. Watch the Perfect Little Planet trailer on YouTube.
- The Little Star that Could
- Tycho to the Moon
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.
You can complete the online customer feedback form to provide feedback about your experience at the Planetarium.