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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 #27 of 131 Attractions in Brisbane
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Hours:
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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Brisbane, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent a very interesting hour and a half at The Brisbane Planetarium. The three year old and six year old were enthralled by the experience and they were full of questions as they enjoyed the show "Cosmic Collisions" followed by another educational sequence on the sky over Brisbane. The cost for a family of four is very similar to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are few places like this that I could happily wander around for ages. It's not a huge venue but it just so very interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 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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26 reviews 26 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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Briabane
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Simcoe
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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