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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 #33 of 279 things to do 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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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I found it very interesting, you have to go in at set times, get seated and the show begins. You will receive a full visual show of the night sky and a description of what you see. Well worth a visit, it is also educational, and set in the ground of the councils lovely gardens at the foot of Mt... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I liked the facilities. It's easy to find on the base of Mount Coot-ha, few minutes by car from Brisbane's CBD, with parking facilities.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the film. Staff were helpful and cheerful as well as very knowledgeable and obviously loving their jobs. I learnt so much just from the static displays before the film viewing. Everyone from kids to grandparents will love this.

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Knonau, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Here you can have the experience of watching the stars in a large clean and beautifully kept Planetarium. It is here where the Botanical Gardens are so you need time to stroll around them- it is a day out. Also, I noticed, it is a good place for push chairs and prams. If you don't like spiders; keep your eyes... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was our first visit to the Planetarium.The highlight of our visit was watching Cosmic Collisions in the impressive Cosmic Skydome. Entry to the Planetarium is free but there is an admission fee to watch their programs.Some shows are suitable for children and others are more suited to older children and adults.I would also recommend a walk through the botanic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
64 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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