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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Address: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong | Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 3403 2578
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Ranked #28 of 130 Attractions in Brisbane
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A beautiful building which is worth a visit but if you have the chance to go to one of their presentations do book! Combine with a trip up to the Mt Coothna summit for fabulous views over the city and take a walk round the lake to enjoy the Eastern Water Dragons basking in the sunshine.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The planetraium has a nice collection of models explaining space exploration and travel. On the walls there's succinct info about the solar system preparing you for the short movies thay have showing in the cosmodome. This is a round room where the audience reclines slightly to view movies projected onto the hemispherical ceiling - gives you a bit of an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Others have mentioned that the planetarium is underated & I would have to agree. Entry is free, unless you are seeing a show of which they have quite a few aimed at different age groups with different topics. Tickets for a show are $41 for a family of 4. So much for the kids to learn in a very visual... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Informative & fun. Great range of shows (kids to adult), gift shop with zany stuff. Sure to walk out with at least 10 new random facts!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great to take the kids to, very educational and informative. Highly recommended they even show that nights sky over Brisbane and what planets will be out.

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Attended on a Saturday night to hear/see the Brisbane night sky presentation. A simple but interesting show in a great setting. Go early and travel up the mountain to the gardens and look out over the city. Take a walk in the Botanical Gardens. Really lovely place!

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Durack Qld
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having visited here and told others I am amazed at how few people know about it. A visit to one of the shows here is quite awesome. We have been several times, and every show has been fantastic. They cost little, about $15 or so, and there is also a wonderful static display of man's efforts to enter space and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A great show narrated by Robert Redford, followed by their own show narrated by one of their own knowledgeable staff. We then walked around reading all the exhibits. They had senior prices too, but we would have paid regular price as the show was well worth it. There were other shows following, but we ran out of time, Next time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What I really liked about the Planetarium is that we were able to check out the various shows online and then plan & book our seats for the one we wanted. We chose Cosmic Collisions and were not disappointed. We were surprised at the different age groups attending this show from young children to seniors and everyone was satisfied and... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lived in Brisbane for many years and finally got around to visiting the Planetarium and seeing a show. It's such a great experience for the whole family. Chairs are tilted back and you look up into the dome for a 'live' full dome space flight through the solar system. The astronomer gives you masses of fascinating information, and the 'driver'... More

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