Yesterday, my Husband and I took my 4 year old and 6 1/2 year old Nephew to the Apollo 13: Mission Control Interactive show at the Tacoma Dome. At first, I was a bit worried how my 4 year old could sit through it while not truly understand what is happening. I felt that possibly my nephew may be a bit more entertained, but hopefully also not too young. They both had a blast!
We were briefed and chose a “substitute” Astronaut. Some teenage girl got chosen and she had a blast with her part. The rest of us were then led to the Control Room. The boys sat down and immediately were enamored at the buttons and boards….
Then the Scripting began. The “Scientist” and “Commanders” were excellent Actors and they did an awesome job making sure everyone in the room felt included. It was getting intense at times. The row of audience responsible for Health were solving problems..random children (usually they picked the older 9-14 or so who “get it”) were chosen for active jobs like Interviews with “Walter Cronkite” and problem solving.
In the end there was cheering as the “crew” made contact with us after we lost them and the kids got to have photos…
If you have any last minute gifts or want to relax with the kids after the Holidays next weekend, you can still catch the tour in Tacoma. Next stop after Tacoma is Spokane….
Use the discount code MOM at checkout for 2 free Kids tickets per Family!
Wednesday, December 26 / 3:00PM & 6:00PM
Thursday, December 27 / 11:00AM & 3:00PM
Friday, December 28 / 7:00PM
Saturday, December 29 / 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, December 30 / 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the show above for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.