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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: 07 3403 2578
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Nice NASA displays

I only looked at the exhibits in the display cases which were quite good. There are NASA ones, and other countries exhibits featuring the race to the moon. The information about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I only looked at the exhibits in the display cases which were quite good. There are NASA ones, and other countries exhibits featuring the race to the moon. The information about the different planets was interesting for me. If you want to enter the theaters, you have to pay a fee. Most of the films are narrated by American Actors,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Satisfied my need to see the stars, the boys loved it, and in a good location. When you're done, take a drive up the road to the lookout, or explore the gardens (or both...)

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Brisbane's only Planetarium is a great experience for the family provided your children are at least 7 or older. It is here that you'll be exposed to the solar system through the many displays before going on a guided tour of our solar system in the auditorium. Well organised and very interesting attraction for visitors and the family.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

i loved seeing the place built by Sir Thomas Brisbane who was born and died in my home town of Largs, Scotland. The planetarium evening visit was fantastic. Unbelievable to lie down and see the Heavens zoom above my head. Very interesting commentary too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the planetarium as part of a valentines event that the restaurant put on. We have visited again since then. What a great experience, I remember going to planetariums as a child and sitting there in awe. The host was fantastic, telling little “star jokes” along the way, he has been working there for many years so was well... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great parking, good prices for Planitarium entry/show, beautiful gardens and generally a great place to while away a day on a beautiful Brisbane July day. our kids were in awe of the Planitarium show - kind of IMAX with film on the dome shaped building. Comfy chairs. $41.00 for adult with 3 children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The 45 minute shows are great for kids and adults alike and the gallery of astronomy related items is really good too. The fact that it's right next door to the Botanical Gardens means you could see a show and look around and then have a walk around the gardens and some lunch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Haven't been here for many year but when I was there is was awesome indeed. well worth a visit and view the sky line in a brand new way.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our second visit to the Planetarium. We really should visit more often as it is an amazing place. This time we attended "Cosmic Collisions" narrated by Robert Redford which was very interesting. The gent who ran the session was a wealth of information too. Our daughter was doing a project on the moon and he gave her some great tips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The facility and presentation was amazing, but what lets this place down is their website. They run two sessions each day - one at 1:30pm and another at 3pm. They have 6 or so different presentations which they rotate through on different days at different sessions, and the schedules are all on the website. The problem arises, however, when a... More 

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