Our Festival of Trees is an official stop along the “Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail” - and features a dazzling display of artificial evergreens adorned with energy efficient lights, decorated for the season by local not-for-profit groups.
Would you like to participate in the 2013 Festival of Trees? Any not-for-profit organization can participate, start by contacting us to reserve a tree. Call 716-286-6652 or simply submit your completed form:
The Deck the Halls event on Saturday, December 7th includes crafts, entertainment and photos with Santa. Details...
The Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center celebrates 50 years! We invite you to join us as we honor this milestone... or send us a digital Anniversary Card!
Thank you for joining us at our annual Power Vista's Annual Wildlife Festival.
We would like to thank everyone who turned out for our 2013 Earth Day celebration! It was a huge success and the “Every Day is Earth Day” Sculpture Contest drew in a record number of entries this year! See photos...
It's never too early to think about next year's contest - here's how to enter for 2014...
Please call us at 716-286-6652 with any questions. Or call us toll-free at 1-866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386).
Imagine being able to reach out your hand and touch the power emanating from Niagara Falls. A trip to the visitors center at our Niagara Power Project can emulate that very experience!
The Power Vista features more than 50 interactive exhibits and an observation deck. Located just 4 miles downstream from the Falls, it is set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Niagara River Gorge.
Visitors of all ages enjoy the hands-on experience as they learn about hydroelectricity and the historic role it has played in the Niagara Frontier.
: Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Call us toll-free at 1-866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386).
In summer 2013, the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center turned 50! Come visit us and get a little nostalgic with our "Walk Through Time" photo display, sign our Anniversary Card, receive a button, enjoy the interactive exhibits and help us reach our goal of greeting our 7 millionth visitor by the end of 2013!
New to the Niagara Power Vista is the QR code tour. This audio tour provides mobile access to over 20 exhibits, and works with both traditional cell phones (dial 716- 796-0135) and the latest smartphones (scan the QR codes with a QR Code Reader). Learn more about this interactive new addition to the Power Vista…
The visitors center includes a permanent exhibit called "The Times of the Tuscarora," a timeline of the Tuscarora Nation from 800 A.D. to the present, including artwork, beadwork and other examples of Tuscarora history and culture.
We've recently added a 16 kW solar array to the roof of the Power Vista and linked it to an interactive kiosk in the exhibit area. The display provides real time generation data and information on solar energy technology.
Among other high-tech additions is a comprehensive Electric Lab, explaining the basics of electricity with an operating model of a hydropower turbine. Taking a more nostalgic approach, a realistic replica of a Victorian house combines local period architecture with contemporary information on energy efficiency and electrical safety. Are you a fan of e-mail? Then send your friends and family an electronic postcard over the Internet, using our computers to place your image in one of four Niagara project backdrops.
And theres more! A dramatic audio-visual display highlights Power Authority customers, including those Western New York firms that rely on Niagaras economical hydroelectricity.
One of the Power Vistas original features, a large terrain map demonstrating how Niagara River water is diverted to generate electricity, has been updated with fiber optics. This birds-eye view of the region is always popular with local residents and out-of-town tourists as they try to spot area landmarks. Once youve studied our simulated scenery, experience the real thing firsthand by simply stepping outside onto our Observation Deck.
Art lovers will appreciate our recent restoration of the seven-foot-high mural by American painter Thomas Hart Benton that depicts Father Louis Hennepin and a group of Native Americans viewing Niagara Falls during the priests 17th century expedition in the New World. The mural was commissioned by the Power Authority when the Niagara project was built.
Call us with your questions or for more information and details on special programs: 716-286-6661 or toll-free at 1-866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386). Now is the perfect time to plan your visit!
And be sure to include a trip to Niagara Falls State Park, America's oldest state park, and the many other Niagara region attractions. View the printer-friendly version of our neighborhood attractions map.
Contact us and we will put you on our events email list. Please let us know which visitors center or centers you're interested in.
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