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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
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+61 7 3403 2578
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:30

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A Real Star Gazing Treat

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Austin, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Cleveland, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Margaret B
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank 796margaret
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Isobel P
Burpengary, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank TraceyC62
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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.

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Thank bruceg504
Brisbane
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53 reviews
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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 

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Thank MarcusHBrisbane
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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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Warner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place for all ages & all types of people. If you are into planets, stars, astronauts or anything to do with the night sky, then you should definitely take a visit to the Planetarium. It's free to get in & have a look around. Or if you wish to watch a show that goes for about 30-40... More 

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Thank B7066OCmichelle
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Dark Universe was a fascinating program. Easily understood by most ages and well worth the visit. Ticket prices are reasonable and the Saturday Night Live session is super fun and informative.

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