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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:
+61 7 3403 2578
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:30

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Great for all ages

We took our grandson here and was very impressed with the range of activities to do for young and old, we all had a great time

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Terry L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took our grandson here and was very impressed with the range of activities to do for young and old, we all had a great time

Thank Terry L
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Toowong near the freeway entrance this is a good place to take your children and see the stars that are not visible nowadays- education and entertainment

Thank Michael S
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this place as a great place to take kids around 8 plus. It is a real treat to sit back and enjoy the solar system in all it's glory projected onto the dome above. It feels as if you are part of the night sky and a must do. Adults will enjoy this attraction too. Afterwards there... More 

Thank BespokeToursGC
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong taking visitors and or family to a show at the Planetarium. If possible, choose a show that offers live commentary by a specialist in the field... I promise you they have plenty of stories to keep the audience regaled and you are sure to be fascinated by the deviation-from- the-norm that they may offer! Depending of... More 

Thank TheLife007
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a film at the Planetarium after walking around the new section of the Botanical Gardens nearby which was created by American Museum of Natural History and featured impressive 3D effects. It was designed for adults but older teens would have liked it too. Not cheap but I felt it was worth it. If they had lower prices, their... More 

Thank Sabina S
Sale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My son and husband had a great time here, very interesting and free, option to pay to go into seperate auditorium. Free movie in another area continually plating, nice and cool after a wander through the botanic gardens.

Thank Tammy S
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

this site is easy accessible by local bus service Trans Link from any corner of the city Brisbane. The adjacent sites of planetarium is such that it has green belt of botanical garden, library and herbarium and drive through hillock mt Coot-tha, The planetarium it self has well chalked out plans of kinds and students of all ages, it projects... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Always good shows particularly Saturday night live. Good alternative to the standard cinema experience.

Thank Wayne T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The displays are mediocre at best, Australia has contribute a great deal to space research and the planetarium really does not reflect this with the written information boards or displays. The various films that are shown are good but not excellent.A little pricy for my liking.

Thank DianeC113
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the planetarium today with a 4 year ild and a 2 year old. We selected the preschool show Tygo goes to the moon. IT was perfect for this age group. 30 minutes long it held the attention of even the 2 year old who reclined in her chair and gazed at the story unfolding on the ceiling. I... More 

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