Apollo 13: Mission Control Interactive Show in Tacoma + Enter to Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets!!

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Starting tonight & running through Christmas Break, there is a new interactive theater show called Apollo 13: Mission Control that is coming to the Tacoma Dome and then after that to the Spokane Convention Center in January. Apollo 13: Mission Control is an interactive theater show where the audience sit at replica consoles and become Mission Control for one of the greatest survival stories of the 20th century. There are switches to be flicked, monitors to study and phone calls to make. One lucky audience member even gets to become an astronaut and travel into space for the evening! Apollo 13: Mission Control has sold out audiences in New Zealand and Australia and is launching its USA tour here in Tacoma and then will be heading to Spokane after the Tacoma show.

You can choose to be part of the Apollo 13: Mission Control show by purchasing Console tickets where it will be an interactive adventure, or you could sit back with a Press Gallery ticket and watch the Flight Director take everyone on this journey. The show is 85 minutes long. You can find more information about the show on their website, You can also check out their Facebook for cool pictures & updates, as well as follow them on Twitter at @apollo13live.

This is a very unique and interactive show, so the ticket prices are pricier, with prices ranging from $39.50 – $54.50 + fees for the Console tickets. However, you can get use the promo code: MOM for kids to get in FREE.  You can receive up to 2 FREE tickets for kids ages 6-12. All you need to do is head to the Ticketmaster website and put the code: MOM into the “Promotions and Special Offers” box on the purchase page.  You can also go directly to www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

My family will be heading there this weekend to check out the show & I will give you all the details and pictures from the event after we check it out, so you’ll know the full scoop of what it is like! I think it looks like  a fun and educational experience for the whole family, something very unique and different.  These could make a great last-minute Christmas gift to give tickets to the show!

Tacoma Show Dates and Times:

Friday, December 21  at 7 :00PM

Saturday, December 22 at  3:00PM

Sunday, December 23 at 11:00AM, 2:00PM & 5:00PM

Wednesday, December 26 at 3:00PM & 6:00PM

Thursday, December 27 at 11:00AM & 3:00PM

Friday, December 28 at 7:00PM

Saturday, December 29 at 3:00PM & 7:00PM

Sunday, December 30 at 11:00AM & 2:00PM

Giveaway – 1 Reader Will Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets

Here is your opportunity to win tickets to take your family to Apollo 13: Mission Control in Tacoma.  You can enter to win a 4 pack of tickets to any of the upcoming Tacoma shows, which will be running from now thru December 30th.

This giveaway will end on Sunday December 23rd at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 24 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry):  Leave a comment – simple as that!

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via a reader of your choice or email (must be verified)

Disclosure: The Apollo 13: Mission Control show is offering a family 4 pack of tickets for 1 Thrifty NW Mom reader randomly chosen during the giveaway. They are also providing us with tickets to take our families so we can review the show & present our thoughts about it after the show.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. Yay! My kids have been wanting to go to this since we moved to Seattle from florida! :)

  2. How cool would it be to be the one lucky audience member chosen to be an astronaut for the evening?! :)

  3. Wow! Sounds so cool. My boys have always been facinated with this historic event and would love a chance to be a part of this show.

  4. Sounds like a blast – we are staying home for Christmas, so this would make for a fun staycation event!

  5. I’ve been down for quite awhile but I’m back & wanted to say how much I’ve missed this website!

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