Energy museum opens Monday in Utica

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UTICA — The NY Energy Zone, an admission-free New York Power Authority visitors center in Utica that provides an interactive museum experience focused on the past, present and future of energy in New York State will open Monday, May 10, according to a release.

The center is located at 35 Zoo Way in Utica.

“...In accordance with New York State Indoor Family Entertainment Centers guidelines, the facility will be open for small, guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,” a release continues.

The 15,000-square-foot facility is designed for visitors of all ages and features unique exhibits that simulate flying a drone to check power transmission lines, controlling electricity on a model energy grid along with other activities designed to teach visitors about energy and electricity in New York State.

NYPA has added a reservation system that allows for scheduling limited, 60-minute guided tours. That system can be found at: https://www.nypa.gov/contact-forms/visitenergyzone-contact

To reserve a tour, you can also call: 315-792-8720 or email: EnergyZone@nypa.gov.

Due to changing conditions in response to COVID-19, up-to-date information regarding all of the Power Authority’s visitors centers will be available at nypa.gov/VisitorsCenters.

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