NY Power Authority reopens NY Energy Zone in Utica

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WHITE PLAINS —The New York Power Authority is reopening its newly constructed NY Energy Zone, an admission-free NYPA visitors center in Utica that provides an interactive look at New York State’s part in electricity’s past, present and future, according to a release.

A NYPA booth will be at the Utica Zoo ‘Spooktacular’ Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24, and spin the wheel for free goodies.

The NY Energy Zone, at 35 Utica Zoo Way, will be open daily, including weekends, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, read the health questions before entering and practice social distancing.

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 and controlling electricity on a model energy grid, officials said.

Call 315-792-8720 or email EnergyZone@nypa.gov with any questions.

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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