We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong | Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 3403 2578
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Planetarium

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
z0ejay
,
Brisbane, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Brisbane

Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nomadic Aussie
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went to see the Dark Universe movie and see the night sky show. The kids loved that and really loved looking at the exhibits. The moon landings were new again for them and that was fun to see. Lovely facility and the staff were all really very good, patient and lovely to deal with. Highly recommend a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Attended the Cosmic Collisions show at 1:30 p.m. on Friday 24th April 2015. Good introduction by one of the Planetarium’s very knowledgeable astronomers, and also an informative presentation by the same during the last segment about the Brisbane night sky. Quite fascinating! The film presentation of Cosmic Collisions produced by the American Museum of Natural History was narrated by Robert... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
450 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On my last day in Brisbane, I decided to take the bus on Adelaide Street (Bus Stop #40) to visit the Mt. Coot-tha Lookout, the Botanic Garden near by and this Planetarium. I was able to visit and take pictures of the Lookout and the Botanic Garden but unable to watch the show inside the Planetarium. The show starts at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Watched the show "is there anyone out there" . really opens the mind. Nice and clean, nice walks. Recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I watched the "Saturday Night 'Live'" show and it was amazing! There were quite a few people there, so bookings are recommended. You will still have to get your entry token, so it's a good idea to get there a little bit early. The show itself was fantastic, starting off with the Brisbane sky and moving out into the world,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium encourages, fosters and provides a sense of wonder into the wider universe for all ages. There are several shows produced by the prestigious Smithsonian institute in the USA, and narrated by some of Hollywood's most famous actors, and consist of a spectacular presentation onto the spherical dome of the facility, provide an an informative immersive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium also viewed

Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland
 
Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland
 

Been to Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Address: Address: Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong | Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 3403 2578
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?