NY Energy Zone

Take a Powerful Journey through the World of Electricity

The NY Energy Zone is open 7 days a week from 10 am - 5 pm. We've missed you and we hope to see you soon.

Visitors are encouraged to follow their own comfort levels with respect to masks and social distancing, but consistent with New York State guidelines indoor mask wearing is no longer required in this setting. We will continue to post updates as they become available. Please call us with any questions at 315-792-8720 or email us at EnergyZone@nypa.gov.

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Welcome to the John S. Dyson New York Energy Zone!

The NY Energy Zone will introduce you to the dynamic world of electricity, past, present, and future, and New York State’s part in it. Interactive exhibits, activities, movies and videos meet you at every turn. Plus you will learn about NYS’s exciting electric history, its great electric companies and the important work at NYPA’s Frederick R. Clark Energy Control Center in nearby Marcy.

Are you ready? An electrifying experience awaits...

  • Activate and personalize your Power Pass with an avatar
  • Step into the zone with our 3-D immersive movie experience “Imagination!” in the Magi Theater
  • Travel back in time with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
  • Build a bulb, a power plant, microgrid, solar and wind installation
  • Become a control room operator
  • Explore the 'Future of the Grid' room and watch the sparks fly
  • "Fly" a drone over power lines
  • Plus enjoy photo op moments and more 

In the Zone