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.

See below for:

COVID-19 restrictions

Restrictions are in place for South East Queensland. Find out more.

Opening hours, entry and enquiries

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

Shows are subject to change.

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

The following table shows standard opening hours for the Planetarium.

This table provides information on the opening hours and booking office hours of the Planetarium including the day and opening times.
Day Times
Monday 9am-4pm (school holidays only)
Tuesday to Sunday 9am-4pm

Read the terms and conditions for visiting the Planetarium.

Closure information

The Planetarium is closed to the public:

  • Mondays during Queensland school terms
  • Queensland public holidays.

Admission cost

General entry to the Planetarium is free. Tickets are required for shows in the Cosmic Skydome.

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 live 3pm weekend shows: $12)
  • children (three-14 years): $6 (except live 3pm weekend shows: $8)
  • authorised companion (Companion Card): free.

Read the terms and conditions for purchase of Planetarium tickets.

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. Note, the carpark is very busy on weekends and school holidays.

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.

Last updated: 15 September 2021