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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
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Enjoyably nerdy entertainment. Small but professional and friendly. Good to enjoy with the kids too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyably nerdy entertainment. Small but professional and friendly. Good to enjoy with the kids too.

Thank 1StepBeginning
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First trip there yesterday at the invitation of my grandson. He loves the place, has been many times & wants to go back again soon. I think they cater well for kids with several shows a week in the cosmic skydome, either as individual visitors or school groups. And at each show they do a simulation of the current night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here many times and my children just love it. The shows are great for many age groups and the gentleman that introduces them and talks about the night sky after the movie and points things out speaks wonderfully at an age appropriate level for the kids. We have all enjoyed it and learnt something every time we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect with the movie, but it was just great! its in a dome, so you look up at the ceiling for the entire movie. Book ahead definitely. Our 3 young children, under 6, thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to see it again, straight away. Allow about 20-30 minutes beforehand to walk around and read the info/facts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A must see if you are visiting Brisbane. A very visual educational experience provided with expert commentary. I managed to get in on a school session for teens called Pluto Horizon which was visually amazing. Those school sessions would be great for most adults too as I don't think we all really know much. All nationalities could also benefit from... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We spent part of a day in the Mount Coot-tha area at the end of June and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium was one of the stops we made while we were there. The Cosmic Skydome is great and the shows are excellent, the Solar System area and pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope is fantastic and we will have... More 

1 Thank JGDynamo
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner went to the planetarium today and we had a great time. The exhibit is free and very informative and interesting to read. We went to 2 of the shows which were both amazing when your sat in the dome it really feels like you are in the stars. The only negative was the member of staff... More 

Thank Izzy-Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Good for children's learning of our solar system. Excellent guides. The show was really good for both young and old.

Thank David K
Shoal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! The exhibit is free and so very interesting, great way to spend a few hours especially if it's raining. The kids will love the space suits,rockets and learning about stars and planets.There are a few shows running throughout the day which are just awesome, so interesting. The presenters are so knowledgeable and obviously enjoy passing information... More 

Thank Kathrine O
South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The free exhibits provide an abundance of information about space, astronomy, and aerospace history. Even a genius will learn something new from an exploration of those sights. As a bonus, the adjacent botanic gardens provide a venue for a relaxing walk among a variety of plants, water features, and captivating lizards, ducks, and other critters.

1 Thank Chuck C

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