Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Sony Wonder Technology Lab

What:Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Where: 550 Madison Avenue
              New York, New York

Who: All ages
Our view: If you are in New York City, and you want some absolutely free and fun entertainment, check out Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Sony Wonder Technology Lab is a a technology and entertainment museum. At the lab, you will have the opportunity to learn about technology in a fun way. Kids will love it because except for very small children, they should be able to do just about everything on their own and also because it deals with a lot of many of kids' favorite things including video games, animation, and robots. However, it is  not just a museum that is fun for kids. It is fun for everyone.

You can perform virtual surgery. 
 
 You can control a robot. 
You can build your own game.
 These are just a small sampling of the things that you can do at this museum. Also, at the lab, you can actually see how technology has changed over the years in a series of exhibits of phones, audio, TVs and computers through the years.
The museum does require a  lot of walking. It is four floors. You start at the top floor which you reach by elevator  and walk your way down. However, it does not feel like a lot of walking, and there are no stairs only ramps so it easily accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. Also, even though the museum is free, tickets are required. There are a certain number of walk-up tickets set aside each day, however, reservations are highly recommended particularly on weekends or holidays or times when school is closed. The summer months are the busiest. Reservations must be made at least seven (7) days in advance and can be made as much as three (3) months in advance. Reservations are not only for a specific day but for a specific time as well. To make ticket reservations call the group coordinator at (212) 833-8100 between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM Tuesday - Friday. There are also free movie screenings on Saturdays as well as various special programs and events. Reservations are required for movie screenings, and the tickets go fast. Reservations can be made up to two (2)  weeks in advance. For a list of upcoming movie screenings go here http://www.sonywondertechlab.com/programs-events/screenings. For more information about the museum go to http://www.sonywondertechlab.com/.
 
And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topics post where we will be talking more about Sony Wonder Technology Lab.

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