Take a Powerful Journey through the World of Electricity

Welcome to the NYPA's NY Energy Zone! We are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4 pm (no reservations needed). We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. Scroll below to find out more about the electrifying experience that awaits you!

Walk-ins are welcome, and we have updated signage posted at our Visitors Centers to give you helpful information during your visit with us. Coming with a large group? You can submit a ‘Schedule a Tour’ form to schedule a group tour. There is something for everyone to enjoy, plus free parking and admission. In addition, we are starting to plan special events again and will post them on our events calendar and Visitors Center webpages soon, so please check back. Questions? Contact us at 315-792-8720 or EnergyZone@nypa.gov.

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


Schedule: Open 7 days a week (10 am to 4 pm) no reservations needed

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