Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Take a cosmic adventure with an enormous star projector, real artifacts from space missions and an observatory housed in Brisbane’s first planetarium.

Go on a virtual space journey and explore the cosmos at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Bring the kids to learn about the constellations or engage with the history of space and astronomy.

The planetarium was established in 1978 and named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, who did the first comprehensive mapping of the Southern Sky.

Start your visit with the pride and joy of the Planetarium, its first-rate Cosmic Skydome. This innovative dome screen recreates a spectacular view of the night sky. Sit back and enjoy a variety of shows, which explore the different constellations of ancient cultures, black holes and the mysteries of space.

Head to the Display zone where you’ll find spacecraft models and artifacts from real space missions. Look for the replica of Neil Armstrong’s space suit and breathtaking images from the Hubble telescope. 

Entertain the kids at the Mini Theatre, which shows informative films on the history of space missions and scientific mysteries. On your way out, browse the Galaxy gift shop for science and astronomy themed merchandise, including spaceship models and books. 

On clear Saturday nights, head to the Planetarium’s observatory for the chance to explore the real night sky. Situated at the base of Mount Coot-tha, in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens complex, the light pollution is at a lower level here than in the inner city. A powerful telescope allows you to see stars and constellations up close. Note that the telescope eyepiece only caters for those above 5 foot (150 centimeters).

The Planetarium is open every day except Monday and public holidays. It stays open until the early evenings on Saturdays. The Planetarium is free to enter, but there is a fee for shows, with discounts for children. The easiest way to get there is by bus from central Brisbane. If you are driving, parking on-site is free. Make a day of it by exploring the Botanic Gardens and then hike or drive to the Mount Coot-tha lookout for city views at sunset.


Guide to Exploring Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium


Top Hotel Deals

See all 1,228 Properties near Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Emporium Hotel South Bank £136
Emporium Hotel South Bank

Emporium Hotel South Bank

267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in South Brisbane, this luxury hotel is steps away from Griffith University South Bank and South Bank Parklands. Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are also within 10 minutes. South Bank Station is only a 5-minute walk and South Brisbane Station is 14 minutes.

    Classic Queenslander ~ 2 Bed / 2 Bath / 2 Car / Pool ~ Toowong £284
    Classic Queenslander ~ 2 Bed / 2 Bath / 2 Car / Pool ~ Toowong

    Classic Queenslander ~ 2 Bed / 2 Bath / 2 Car / Pool ~ Toowong

    43 Frederick St, Brisbane, QLD
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Toowong, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and The Wesley Hospital. XXXX Brewery and University of Queensland are also within 3 miles (5 km). Brisbane Auchenflower Station is 19 minutes by foot and Brisbane Toowong Station is 20 minutes.

      Stamford Plaza Brisbane £98
      Stamford Plaza Brisbane

      Stamford Plaza Brisbane

      Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall and Museum of Brisbane are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 18 minutes.

        Riverside Hotel Southbank £52
        Riverside Hotel Southbank

        Riverside Hotel Southbank

        20 Montague Road, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in South Brisbane, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Wheel of Brisbane and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Southbank Parklands and Suncorp Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). South Brisbane Station is 8 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 12 minutes.

          W Brisbane £169
          W Brisbane

          W Brisbane

          81 North Quay, Brisbane, QLD
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Gallery of Modern Art and Roma Street Parkland. Southbank Parklands and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is 7 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 8 minutes.

            Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane £65
            Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane

            Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane

            43 Herschel Street, Brisbane, QLD
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall Clock Tower, Brisbane Private Hospital and Treasury Casino. Queen Street Mall and Gallery of Modern Art are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Roma Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Brisbane Central Station is 11 minutes.

              Tallywood 4 Bedroom
              Tallywood 4 Bedroom

              Tallywood 4 Bedroom

              44 Sleath Street, Auchenflower, QLD
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Auchenflower, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and The Wesley Hospital. XXXX Brewery and Suncorp Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km). Brisbane Auchenflower Station is 14 minutes by foot and Brisbane Toowong Station is 23 minutes.

                Tallywood Hacienda
                Tallywood Hacienda

                Tallywood Hacienda

                44 Sleath Street, Auchenflower, QLD
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Auchenflower, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and The Wesley Hospital. XXXX Brewery and Suncorp Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km). Brisbane Auchenflower Station is 14 minutes by foot and Brisbane Toowong Station is 23 minutes.