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Sony Wonder Technology Lab, New York City, New York

550 Madison Ave, New York City, New York

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Submitted by: Christine C.

It's free! Right now it's holiday season so there's even a snow flake place to take pictures and play with before going in the lab. Right when you go in, you feel like the inner child of you jumping right now. There was a cute pass that you scan yourself into stations. You get to pick your music and color and what not. Kids would love this place. Adults even more when you feel like visiting something close to Universal Studio. There were programs from robots, signal stations, dancing motion captures, virtual surgeries, to a theatre. I didn't get to visit the theatre this time, but since the place is free I would gladly visit again. There was also a place where you can pretend to be a reporter, which is wonde...

Submitted by: Snook C.

I had a blast here. My inner child jumped out and had fun for an hour. However, I really wish that there are more stuff that adults or older teens will find interesting. Half of the stuffs are really for younger children and kids. The theatre was pretty awesome, and that alone would have had me satisfied. The music room was probably one of my favorite spots in the lab. I like that it was free, and it definitely went down on my awesome free stuff to do in New York list. it wasn't too crowd, and the staffs manage the queue for photographs and games pretty well. If you bring a kid here, they will have a blast, but you may end up standing around wondering why you're there. But really, it's just like any other en...

Submitted by: Kiandra L.

The kids had a great time, well my nephew did.  My niece was totally not interested. It was really crowded and they had to wait to use everything!!!  EVERYTHING! Saturday may not be the best day to go. I was bored out my mind. They have a small th...

Submitted by: Anna O.

I'm really not sure why people have to be so fault-finding and scathing sometimes. This place, being FREE, is pretty cool. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here again, because it's one of those places where seeing it once is enough. However, I spent a good hour and a half with my two friends here and we had a lot of fun. The workers here are either really kind and helpful, or completely fine with letting you know how much they hate working there. A lot of people said the exhibits were broken... when I went, only one computer exhibit was frozen. However, everything else worked fine. My favorite was the Virtual Surgery; very, very cool. The HD Theater is pretty cool too. They showed some fifteen minute clip...

Submitted by: Alex S.

Interesting museum of technology great for kids and is free. The only th...

Submitted by: Heather L.

The Sony Wonder Tech lab can bring out the geeky kid within. But it's actually more fun than that. My friend and I stumbled upon this place while walking around Midtown, and it was a great find. You get a high-tech badge, which stores your name, photo, and a host of other factoids about yourself as you walk around and save more personal preferences (music genre taste, for example) - but in a game-like way. One of my favorite exhibits was this motion-detecting dance pod. It measures your body in 3-D and projects your dance moves on screen, as an animated character! There's also another exhibit where you can act as a broadcaster, and your friend directs and records the video. Talk about great branding. The lab...

Submitted by: Daniel C.

It's free, but very gimmicky for adults. Stay away unless you have kids who will probably have a blast. But when I went, some of the technology wasn't wor...

Submitted by: Richard D.

Museum is okay.  It's free, but it's kinda boring.  Some stuff seems a bit inappropriate for a bunch of kids because it's a bit technical (boring) and might go over their heads. We saw a screening of a Boris Karloff movie.  As the movie started, I could tell immediately that younger people would not want to see it.  It was black and white, without much of a audio production. The more interactive motion capture exhibit was fun.  You can dance and have an avatar mimic your movements on screen. If you've done everything else in NY, you have to come here.  I took my brother here, and he had a good time because it was free, and something else that was off the beaten path. I would rather come here than the typical...

Submitted by: Pinky and the B.

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is free. As they used to say in Brooklyn  back in the day if it's free it's for me! It is good for tourists and New Yorkers alike. The least crowded times are, surprisingly, weekday afternoons and weekends. It recently went through a renovation and it  is even better now. In the new Sony Wonder Technology Lab  children can program robots, practice being in front of or behind the camera, create 3-D and motion capture animations, and perform open heart surgery using haptic technology. They also host family workshops, tech for tots and sci-tech workshops where kids can learn things like how to wire LEDs to create art and how to take electronics apart. All programs are free! Down a...

Submitted by: Annie H.

Hubby and I wandered into the SWTL this weekend while we were in the area.  We had seen this place during its renovation phases and made a note to come back (but subsequently forgot about it) until this past weekend when we were visiting the Madison Ave street fair and decided to go into the Sony store to escape the heat. This is a little known gem in the Midtown area since it's not completely mobbed by tourists. We arrived 20 minutes prior to our appointment time to get tickets and had no issues.  Our group had maybe 25 people in it, so not too crowded in the elevator, but definitely crowded once you get into the complex.  They say 4 floors of interactive entertainment, but there really isn't that many thin...

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