Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Brisbane

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#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Brisbane Region
The exhibits contained within the oblong and ovoid structures of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium provide an informative experience. Officially opened in 1978, the planetarium features a 12.5m (41 ft) dome and state of the art projection system, as well as a high-tech observatory and a gallery that displays space-related exhibitions. By using our Brisbane online tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and other attractions in Brisbane.
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  • This is quite reasonably priced considering the facilities. Both young and old, we loved it. A variety of options for varying ages to keep all age groups entertained and satisfied. You are left leavin...  more »
  • Located next to the Botanic Garden. There was plenty of parking. Many interesting exhibitions are less. Using a camera shooting is also possible. Long-awaited Planetarium shows was "Star Light" on Thursday afternoon. Why bright star or was explained very carefully and scientifically. After the program, commentary by the staff. Sun, Moon and stars visible tonight, constellations and mythology explains the location. And to ask questions about the night sky in the southern hemisphere, such as Star looked from the window of the plane after the what with the Planetarium staff tell me personally, and for more information. It is a great feeling. Both show and commentary English is clear, even to stars like best here say!
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  • When attending a show be aware that if you have neck or shoulder problems to take a seat on the circumference and not near the centre of the auditorium Due to the necessity of watching the activity on...  more »
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  • Went and saw the Bella Gaia Friday night show and it was spectacular! Everything was so well-presented and interesting. The staff were all amazing and very knowledgeable. ✨
  • The lady staff member was incredibly rude! We just left after driving 40 minutes with our 2yo old son to come visit .As we were coming around the corner of the display a show was about to start i said "Great a show is about to start we need to get a ticket." The lady staff member shoved her hand up at me and rudely announced that the show was "full" ok... i thought then made me feel like an idiot by saying how i should have arrived 30 mins earlier to buy a ticket then tells my husband there is another show at 2pm and gestures to our little one and says "not for kids".It was mostly the tone that was used that made it come across so harsh and rude.How disappointing.
  • Shows for all ages. Bookings are not essential but shows fill quickly, so recommed phone ahead to secure booking. The night time telescope experience is an extra show - run by experienced astronomer, small groups appox 12 people - highly recommed. Plenty of parking at venue. Gift shop has range of gifts for all ages. Multi passes available.
  • Very intersting shows, always wanted to come here and am glad I finally came.
  • Happy birthday! I took my young friend here and he loved it!

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