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“Kids really enjoyed it”
Review of Sony Wonder Technology Lab - CLOSED

Sony Wonder Technology Lab
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Owner description: Visitors to this technology center learn about audio, imaging, robotics, design and network through interactive exhibits, and are directed through the experience by "b.b. wonderbot," a telepresence robot.
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Kids really enjoyed it”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Rainy day came across this so tried it out. Kids found it enjoyable and adults did too. Helps that it was free.

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Israel
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not that interesting”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We love technology and video games and were hoping to see Sony's latest developments. What we saw was pretty outdated. We've seen similar or better in science museums 2-3 years ago. My kids were even disappointed with the Playstation stations as games were limited in scope. The movie theatre had a short HD movie - nothing Wow there, not in 2013...

Yes, it's free, but everyday in Manhattan is very expensive. Why waste time there?

Visited June 2013
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leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Brilliant free activity”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This was great. My 11 year old is really into IT and as rainy day and we were nearby we thought we would give this a go. Really did not expect much but it was really really great, spent a couple of hours in there and he and we really enjoyed it. Got some great games and interactive displays. I know this us Sony and obviously they want kids to come and want their stuff but the shop is completely separate and no-one tries to sell you things its just show casing their products with games and informative interactive displays-really good. Well find Sony

Visited May 2013
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Loudonville
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interactive, Free, Adult & Child Technology”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

On a rainy afternoon during Memorial Day weekend, we (8 adults & 3 children: 4, 8, 10) spent two delightful hours wandering through the maze of interactive (robotic surgery, tv studio, recording studio) activities displayed at this free technology center open to the public and aimed at its curious and eager audience/participants. The Sony Building is located in midtown Manhattan on Madison Avenue, between 55 and 55 Streets on the west side of the street; and there is a convenient indoor plaza with a couple of coffee bars with food items as well.

Visited May 2013
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Winnipeg
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worthwhile little attraction”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We booked 3 months in advance as advised. Also ensured that we were there on time (9 a.m.) as instructed and was told that if we were late our spot would be given away.
Lot of fuss considering we were the only ones here for most of the 90 minutes we visited Sony.
There was a large school group coming in when we left so I'm glad we did come when we did.
As for the attractions inside the kids (age 6 and 9) really enjoyed the place. We did see the 30 minute movie on animation and had the theater to ourselves.
I think it's a one time visit. I wouldn't go back again a 2nd time but glad we went the once. I can see it not being much fun if it's busy as most attractions take a bit of time and there are only 3 stations for each game.

Visited May 2013
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