Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is open 7 days during Qld school holidays: Mon-Sun: 9-4; during school term we are open Tues-Sun: 9-4. The Planetarium presents a wide range of entertaining public astronomy shows for all ages, as well as school programs. The Planetarium is currently operating under a COVID-19 Safety Plan with a limit of 60 patrons in the facility for public shows. Bookings are required and there is no late admittance. PUBLIC SHOWS: Admission charges apply for shows in the Cosmic Skydome, as follows: Adult - $10, Child (age 3-14) - $6.00. Saturday Afternoon Live show: Adult - $12, Children - $8. SCHOOL SHOWS: A visit to the Planetarium is an interesting way for students to learn about the universe. Each school show is tailored to the curriculum requirements for the group attending, or as per the group’s specific needs. An admission fee of $9.20 per student applies. One supervisor for each ten students will be admitted free. Prices subject to change.
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Barbara m
8 contributions
Jan. 2022
we went at the planetarium with my daddy and it was beautiful. we got the tickets online so you can choose the seats together and the time of the show. very recommended
Written 4 February 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,987 contributions
Oct. 2021
We visited shortly after opening time, hordes of children already in attendance and all agog with excitement on visiting the Planetarium. As there was no Cosmic Skydome show until afternoon, we browsed the static displays and the miniature versions of the various satellites, rockets, space stations, shuttles, and the Zeiss Spacemaster Star Projector used in the projection dome from 1978 - 2010. Good informative signage on the various scientists and propulsion engineers who achieved relative fame for their contributions to the science.
Written 10 November 2021
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Mario T
3 contributions
Dec. 2020
What a delightful planetarium! I've been to a few around the world, and this is on the smaller side, but what it loses in size it gains in coziness and friendlyness of the staff. The mini-exhibition on Nasa spacecraft in the outer ring of the planetarium great for kids who love models. The small but well-stocked shop has some interesting items and prices are reasonable I guess. The main attraction for me though are the spoken presentations of the night sky, which bring to life the stars above our heads, in this particular quadrant of the sky. Of course there are the various pre-recorded programs on stars and planets and suchlike, all really interesting and well done, but the presented programs are the real treat. The chairs are angled and very comfy.. too comfy perhaps.. I fell asleep in there once I was so comfortable!
A note of warning though - because of the angle of the seats (to better view the cieling where the sky and movies are project onto) it is very easy to lose your wallet if you wear pants! I lost mine on TWO occasions! And on both occasions the very friendly staff located the wallet and kept it for me! Truly impressed. And did I say friendly? Would not accept a finder's fee, so I had to get around that by offering a box of biscuits.
Another warning.. get there on time (i.e. at least 15 minutes before the show) as once the doors are closed you won't get in, even with a ticket! Which is great if you're inside and don't want interruptions. Also it can get a bit busy at school holiday time so make sure you book your tickets before-hand. Also, because the programming changes (and the sky rotates throughout the year) you can go there many times and you'll see something totally different.
Written 8 September 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia112 contributions
Dec. 2020
Great place to go to on your day off from work with either your friends or family. Lots of helpful information is presented in an engaging way that will keep even the little ones captivated. Unfortunately, some of the staff is visibly overworked, and that affected the entire experience. Other than that, the place itself is surely a must-visit for all who are interested in what's out there!
Written 9 August 2021
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Milo Paul
11 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Beautiful experience for all family, something to share in a good company and with your kids, very recommended
Written 11 April 2021
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RAKESH
Queensland, Australia247 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Amazing information of our solar system, its full dark in the auditorium, u feel, u r in space.its around 30mint program.i recommend must attend once.
Written 21 February 2021
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NiftyNorm
Cincinnati, OH608 contributions
Mar. 2020
The "view" was very realistc and amazing ... also enjoyed the commentary which explained the planets and stars
Written 15 February 2021
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David P
1 contribution
Aug. 2020
I booked in for the Passport to the Universe show with much difficulty - partially due to Covid restrictions but generally there did not seem to be a visitor oriented culture. But the main problem was that the show consisted mostly of an American video several years old displayed on the big ceiling. It was full of ooo-aah moments, for sure, but spectacular rather than informative, and certainly not related to the local or even national sky and star scene. There was a very short presentation by the operator after the film which showed just a very little of the local sky and star scene but nothing more than you could get from something on-line or a book. Very disappointing.
Written 1 November 2020
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Penzer
15 contributions
Jul. 2019
In complete darkness you are taken around the Universe in the comfort of your seat and explore deep space. Fascinating and wondrous.
Written 21 February 2020
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Carla-Marie D
Brisbane8 contributions
Aug. 2019
I went there last year and found it very informative and interesting, would recommend a visit suitable for young and old people
Written 19 January 2020
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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm