The John S. Dyson New York Energy Zone, New York Power Authority’s new state-of-the-art science center, is open and ready to welcome visitors looking to beat the heat throughout the summer season. The New York Energy Zone, located next to the Utica Zoo, is open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are always free.
The New York Energy Zone is a fully-immersive and hands-on experience designed for visitors of all ages. It guides guests on a powerful journey through the past, present, and future of electricity and New York State’s part in it. Visits to the 15,000 square-foot facility kick off with an eye-popping 3-D movie, directed by legendary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull, about famed inventor Nikola Tesla and his contributions to our modern electricity systems. This sets the stage for more than 40 interactive displays and games. These range from flying a drone over transmission lines and building a tabletop microgrid to a “moving” and inspirational look at the future of the Grid.
Group tours (10 or more) can be scheduled by calling 315-792-8720 or emailing EnergyZone@nypa.gov. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For more information about the admission-free facility, visit https://www.nypa.gov/communities/visitors-centers/ny-energy-zone.
NYPA is the largest state electric utility in the nation, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit‑miles of transmission lines. More than 80 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.