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Kids (& Their Parents) Learn How To Host TV Studio ‘Storm Coverage’

July 11th, 2009 · No Comments

With a lot of people visiting New York this summer, I thought I would highlight a fun and interesting spot I recently went with my family, which involves disaster-related themes. The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is located in midtown Manhattan, and it offers kids and their parents a chance to take part in a simulated television coverage of a storm. The mock tv studio is one of a number of engaging interactive exhibits at the Lab.

WSWL Production Studio

Children and adults in the Sony Lab’s ‘production studio’

The high definition television production studio allows visitors to explore the various roles associated with television production. Working as a team, visitors become Directors, Cameramen, Reporters, Hosts, Technical Directors and Field Producers to create a broadcast with an environmental theme, including storm coverage. When we went, my wife and I worked the cameras and my daughters did the on-camera work.

Hurricane Coverage - Sony Wonde

Studio monitor shows ’storm coverage’

The studio is one exhibit in the “four-level high-tech science-and-technology center, which explores communications and information technology,” according to Frommer’s travel guide, ”You can experiment with robotics, explore the human body through medical imaging, edit a music video, mix a song, design a video game, and save the day at an environmental command center.” It’s very hands-on and enjoyable for all ages. And admission is free. If you are visiting New York City and have kids, I recommend the Technology Lab.

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