Take a Powerful Journey through the World of Electricity

Important update: The NY Energy Zone reopens on October 21st  and will be open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status (except for those under 2) both indoors and outdoors.

We will continue to post updates as they become available. Please call us with any questions at 315-792-8720 or email EnergyZone@nypa.gov.

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


Schedule: Reopening Oct. 21st. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (except some holidays)

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