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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
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10:00 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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Brisbane Planetarium a must to visit

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... read more

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

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 1 week ago

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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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 

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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

On a business trip in Brisbane with the Saturday to myself so i decided to catch the sure Tiny Little Planet show with Brisbane Night Sky included in the Sky Dome....fantastic and very affordable...would have loved to have my 2 kids with me beacause they would have loved it as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Our family loves this place. We're Brisbaners so we've gone regularly each year since the grandchds were 4 year olds. We look at the exhibits and listen to the stories of the stars while we look at the night sky on the ceiling. Everything is explained so clearly we had lots of talk about it all for days afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

When we go to the Botanic Gardens for a relaxing walk and look at all the plants... I like to spear off with my kids to the Planetarium for a look around. The free areas are fantastic with replicas of space equipment and a NASA suit for the girls to look at. My youngest loves to look at the pictures... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were going to the Botanical Garden and saw this when we arrived so had to check it out wish we had more time to enjoy the various options of viewing but were on a time constraint since we didn't know to expect this feature.

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