When we arrived, we were all issued into a room with walls covered with pictures of astronauts and a big screen showing rocket launches. After a short wait, "Walter Cronkite" came out on the stage to welcome us, and introduced the two astronauts. They were in need of a third, so they auditioned several audience members before picking one person to blast off into space with them. Then the astronauts were off to the launch pad and we all headed into mission control. We sat at tables covered in all sorts of official looking equipment with lots of lights and screens and switches to flip.
|Ready for launch!|
|Vivian, taking notes|
|In the civil defense drill, we learned duck and cover. And if that's not possible, we were told to hide under something white. Ethan took it very seriously.|
My 3-1/2 -year old looked at me at one point in the show and said "Mommy, I love this show!" And my 5-year-old spent the entire time flipping switches and listening to the headphones. At the end, we all cheered when mission control brought the astronauts home safely.
This show is fun and participatory and teaches about a chapter in the US's space program. If you have the chance to go while it's in town, I highly recommend it!
Disclosure: I received tickets to attend this show and review it for myself. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.