NYPA's Visitors Centers are Local Hubs and International Attractions

Our admission-free Visitors Centers are open! We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. Masks are required for all visitors until further notice. We will continue to post updates as they become available. Some or all of our Visitors Centers may need to close temporarily and possibly on short notice due to COVID-19 concerns. Please call ahead before planning a visit to any of our Visitors Centers and check their webpage for important updates.

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 form to schedule a tour. Visit each Visitors Centers webpage for more details, contact numbers and more.

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