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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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Address: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong | Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 3403 2578
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:30

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I have always had a fascination with everything space, so having the opportunity to live so close to a planetarium is so great!! its good for fun on those days where you are not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have always had a fascination with everything space, so having the opportunity to live so close to a planetarium is so great!! its good for fun on those days where you are not sure what to do and would like to explore your own universe.

Thank Resfeber122
Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of history and detailed information, the Planetarium is a great, free activity for people of all ages. As a Brisbane local, it's definitely something I'd suggest people do if they have a weekend free and want something a little different :)

Thank Erica F
Austin, TX
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing disappointing about our visit to the planetarium was we only got to view one presentation. They offer two shows daily, but the early show often gets cancelled in lieu of a presentation for school groups. That happened on our visit day. Otherwise, the star gazing experience was outstanding. The show was both interesting and educational. After the... More 

Thank AustinBobby
Cleveland, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Took my grandchildren on the school holidays, did't make a booking for the shows but was pleasantly surprised when I could go on the waiting list for the "comic" show. My grandchildren really enjoyed the presentation and so did I. Staff were very helpful. If you wanted to see a special show would recommend to book a place.

Thank Margaret B
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Planetarium has four different children's shows. I took a 5 year old and an 8 year old to see "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket". The 5 year old was probably a bit young and restless. We all learned so much -especially me. The presentation was very engaging. I would highly recommend it . Nearby there is a big coffee... More 

Thank 796margaret
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had driven up to Mt Coot-tha and had dinner, drove by the planetarium on a whim- and their saturday night show was about to start- $25 for an adult and teenager- great graphics, comfy seats and a reminder we are very, very small in this universe of ours! Made us want to buy a telescope and find all the constellations... More 

Thank Isobel P
Burpengary, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We booked the tickets by phone to guarantee our place, then purchased them before the show began. We went to a show with our grand-daughter aged 8 called Perfect Little Planet, which was a great introduction of space for her. The display in the planetarium is good, particularly for children.

Thank TraceyC62
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the Astronauts suit on display to the many other displays of satellites and space items, and the various shows being offered, this is a great place to take the kids to show them the amazing things regarding space exploration.

Thank bruceg504
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to see and do here for no cost. There are meteorites, models of space vessels all things space. You could spend 30 minutes to 2 hours wondering around. There is also a 360 degree cinema with a large selection of space related movies. It's air conditioned. Baby change room in ladies bathrooms only. Wheelchair accessible toilets.... More 

Thank MarcusHBrisbane
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The planetarium itself is quite basic with limited displays but they are a great introduction to astronomy. The shows are fantastic and kept my attention. You lie back and watch them on a huge dome. They were really well done and afterwards they showed a tour of the Brisbane night sky. It is well worth the visit.

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