Tech Tues: 20th Anniversary Events at Sony Wonder Technology Lab

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL), a free, four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum in midtown Manhattan, invites children and their families to be part of its biggest celebration yet—its 20th Anniversary!

Sony Wonder Technology Lab 20th Anniversary Celebrations

In honor of its 20th Anniversary milestone, SWTL is hosting special “birthday” celebrations. The next one is on Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The day will feature robot mask making, and face painting, as well as an opportunity for visitors to take “selfies” in the Birthday Photo Booth, play pin the eyes on BB Wonderbot (the Lab’s first robot mascot), and participate in an exciting BB Wonderbot scavenger hunt.

On Saturday, May 17, with a “Recycled Robots” workshop (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), participants use recycled materials to create their very own robot creations.

The robot theme extends down to the Sony Plaza Atrium with the High School of Computers and Technology from the Bronx, New York, presenting the robots they created for the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).

Also at 11 a.m., the African Rhythm and Tap Dance Company, Feraba, will have kids moving their feet to the unique fusion of West African sounds and American tap dance.

Plus, children age six and up can participate in an interactive drawing game with famed cartoonist Frank Caruso in the Lab’s HD Theater (12:30-1:30 p.m.).

Aside from these events, those who visit the Lab this May can learn more about its history by visiting its “Blast from the Past” memorabilia display on the second floor. Free robot-themed screenings of films such as “Wall-E” and “The Iron Giant,” will be offered on Saturdays in the HD Theater.

All activities and events require general admission to the Lab, which is free, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information on the Lab’s 20th Anniversary activities, visit

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