Take a Powerful Journey through the World of Electricity

NYPA's NY Energy Zone is opening this May! Reservations are recommended and you can submit a ‘Schedule a Tour’ form on this webpage. On or around May 10, we will be open for tours only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. Walk-ins will be subject to availability. Questions? Contact us at EnergyZone@nypa.gov.

NY Energy Zone 35 Utica Zoo Way Utica, NY, 13501


Limited Schedule Starting May 10 Open M, W, F (10 am to 4 pm) reservations recommended

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