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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
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:30

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We did a stopover enroute to Beaudesert. Our 5-year old daughter enjoyed the show. Exhibits were educational. If we had more time, we would explore the gardens as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a stopover enroute to Beaudesert. Our 5-year old daughter enjoyed the show. Exhibits were educational. If we had more time, we would explore the gardens as well.

Thank LouisBrina
Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the planetarium for we heard that there were interesting exhibits inside. It is not very big but it had many interesting facts about the cosmos. The show was good and took about 45 minutes. Well worth seeing.

Thank Smoltman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While watching the new moon & commentimg that it looked like a fingernail my hubby & I remembered our trips to the planetarium where we have learnt the more scientific ways to describe the moons phases! We wish we had a planetarium here in Cairns. Will go again next time we are in Brisbane. Both of us have memories of... More 

Thank JosieCairns
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not somewhere I ever really planned to go but we had time to kill in the area so we stopped by and were glad we did. A few cool displays and some interesting stories and facts about space exploration will keep you entertained for half an hour or so. Then head into the gardens next door.

Thank Julie L
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The planetarium makes for an interesting visit if you want to learn something new and do something out of the everyday. It is reasonably priced and the seats are comfortable in the auditorium where the presentations are made. The movies are interesting, as are the presentations made by the staff. An enjoyable experience.

Thank cxblacks
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The place is a small on at the exhibition area. Once you are in the auditorium is big and comfortable. We went in an special day, open house Brisbane, because the description of the visit was something like behind the scenes, and it was just a boring 45 min talk for the construction and a lot of details not important... More 

Thank seasonedvisitor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I didn’t know which movie to book. I have a nine year old and wanted to show her a non-animated movie. She does scare quite easily by things on TV, so I was a bit apprehensive. Anyway…we watched “Moons: Worlds of Mystery”, and at the end she said she loved it. The movie feels like it comes towards you and... More 

Thank karris21
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Always looking for new activities and although this isn't a new place, it certainly delivered! The free exhibition gave lots of information and would be great for kids and adults alike with the shows a highlight with amazing graphics and ceiling display.thing in the shows and would be better if they coul

Thank StephanieM M
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Arrived early but it didn't open until 10am so we done the botanical gardens whilst we wanted for it to open. When we arrived after 10am the place was a cauldron of loud kindy kids and adult supervisors not at all considerate of others. The lady at the front desk waved us down and told us that the kids would... More 

Thank Lsas26
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A wonderful exhibition showcasing the development of astronomical science from Ptolomy with the Geocentric model, to Copernicus with the Sun centric model, to Tycho Brahe, Kepler and Isaac Newton with a moving Sun and rotating planets. There are good graphics of planets in our solar system and videos as well which are not free (about $15.80 per adult). Set in... More 

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