NYPA's Visitors Centers are Local Hubs and International Attractions

Our Visitors Centers are opening for tours in May! We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. Please review our entry requirements and plan accordingly.

Each of our admission-free Visitors Centers will be opening on a limited schedule for tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For important FAQs, times, 'Schedule a Tour' forms and contact info please visit the specific Visitor Center webpage.

About our Visitors Centers:
  • Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn Blenheim-Gilboa features exhibits describing the unique engineering of a pumped-storage power facility. On the grounds stands Lansing Manor, a 19th century home preserved for modern visitors. Hiking, boating and fishing are very popular.
  • The Hawkins Point Visitors Center nests on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Visitors will learn about the series of dams, walls, and canals that let the enormous river provide power to both Canada and New York.
  • At our renovated Niagara Power Vista, the power generation exhibits are on a par with those of the best science museums in the country—and it's just five miles from Niagara Falls.
  • The NY Energy Zone, our new Visitors Center in Utica, 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.

NYPA Visitors Center Gallery