Visiting the Planetarium

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, which must be booked in advance.

Show attendees are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to view exhibitions and visit the shop.

For more information read Council’s coronavirus updates and impacts.

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.

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Opening hours, entry, venue hire and enquiries

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:

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 hours of the Planetarium including the day and opening times.
Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm (Phone lines open 9.30am-4pm)
Saturday

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

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

Read the terms and conditions for visiting the Planetarium.

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.

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.

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: 1 June 2021