Gifted Family Networking Activity: Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium


  • Sunday, 19 May 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:45pm


  • Mt Coot-tha Road
    (on grounds of Brisbane Botanic Gardens)
  • Toowong QLD

Event type: Children's activity

  • Maximum places: 40
  • Suggested age range: 5-15

Welcome to our second Gifted Family Networking Activity for the West Branch in 2013!  Gifted Families are welcome from anywhere, not just West!

This is an opportunity for Gifted Children & their families to have some fun & get to know other Gifted Children & their families. There will be an optional BYO picnic at this event.


Attend one or both shows at the planetarium.  Join in on an optional family picnic.

If we meet outside the Planetarium, 10 minutes before each show starts we can determine our eligibility for a group discount admission price.

  • Shows:
    • 12:30 - Perfect Little Planet (40 minutes) for ages 5+ years
    • 2:00 - Cosmic Collisions (45 minutes) for ages 6+ years
    • (All shows include the main feature & a night sky tour)
  • Cost:  Entry to the Planetarium is free. Show admission prices are:
    • Adults = $14.50
    • Children under 15 = $8.70
    • Concession = $12.30
    • Family = $39 (2 adults + 2 kids)
    • Group Discount = if >10 customers = $12 for adults and $8 for kids
  • Optional Family Picnic:
** Picnic is On **

    • We will gather for an optional family picnic in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens (beside the Planetarium) from 1:10 – 1:50 (after Perfect Little Planet).
    • Please BYO Picnic gear & goodies for your own family for an opportunity to network with other Gifted Families.
    • Wet weather will cancel the picnic.

The Planetarium shows are indoors so attendance is not affected by the weather.  We will post notice of picnic cancellation on our Branch News page (scroll to the bottom of that page).

If driving, please note that there is parking onsite. Please note that there is often a Jazz Band playing at the cafeteria from 2:00pm on a Sunday so parking may be a little tight.

About Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium:

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.  It features entertaining and informative programs for children and adults.  Learn more about our universe as you enjoy the different Planetarium facilities available, including the Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre, Observatory, and the Galaxy Gift shop.

A recent refurbishment allowed for the installation of a new optical star projector, replacing the Zeiss Projector installed in 1978.It recreates a stunning realistic night sky on a new, improved 12.5m diameter projection dome.

The new display area takes you on an astronomical journey, capturing old favourites like the life-size replica of Neil Armstrong’s lunar spacesuit as well as new items and digital displays.

Explore the display area for as long, or as short, as you like.

**  Important Note:  **

This is not a drop off event.  Parents must be responsible for & remain with their own children at all times.

Registration Essential:

Please use our website to self-register for this event.

  • Create a (free) WEB ACCOUNT for this Site (if you haven’t got one already)
  • QAGTC & Web Account members use the BOOK NOW button (below)

Note:  If you are a QAGTC financial member you will be booked into the event immediately (or upon receipt payment, if required).  If you are not, choose to join the waiting list for the event and then you will be notified as soon as a place becomes available.

Any enquiries about the event or self-registration, please contact our branch via: west [at] qagtc [dot] org [dot] au

Cost of event:

  • Member cost: See "Plan" information
  • Non-member cost: For this event - cost is same as for members - See "Plan" information

Payment details:

The Planetarium has recently been refurbished and is proving a very popular outing. No deposit is required – you will pay at the venue, on the day.

We do need you to book into our event so we can let the Planetarium know our numbers to ensure we can be accommodated. Bookings will close for this event on Friday, 10th May.

If we meet outside the Planetarium, 10 minutes before the show starts we can determine our eligibility for a group discount admission price.

See "Plan" information for specific prices.