Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Lewiston: Hours, Address, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center Reviews: 5/5

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Set your inner engineer free at the all-new Niagara Power Vista! - Operate a power plant at the Control Room Simulator - Direct power where it's needed most at the Transmission table - Immerse yourself in a surround-sound, multi-sensory Power-Up 4D theatre experience - Ride a thrilling 4-D virtual roller coaster where you get to experience how a drop of water is turned into a unit of energy - Watch a spirited debate between Tesla and Edison over whose version of electric transmission is better And with the new hop-on, hop-off Discover Niagara shuttle, getting to the best attractions in Niagara has never been easier!
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Andy3838
Sarver, PA420 contributions
Feb 2020
I like many others was unaware this existed until our most recent trip. It's sad that it's not more well known because it was an outstanding museum and free! The exhibits look to be fairly new and updated and many of them are interactive which the children should really like. There's a nice mix of information about the dam such as how it was built and why it's here and then other areas that teach you about electricity, the grid and how technology is shaping our use of electricity. There's almost too much information to take in but it's a really well done museum that is both educational and interesting..
Written February 19, 2020
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PamLM
Sergeant Bluff, IA200 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This place was a nice surprise visit. So many high end and tech driven exhibits. Great way to teach us how the river is used for making power and the story of the falls in general.
You can tell the power company is making money by how much they put into the exhibits. We appreciated the access to this place.
The view of the gorge and power plant from the outside cat walk was amazing.
Written October 16, 2021
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Kristen C.
Waterford, MI868 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a hidden gem for sure! Admission is free and it is full of interactive exhibits and fun games! When you enter, you go to the front desk and you receive a really cool power plant badge. It's got a microchip in it and is what actually makes you able to interact with the exhibits and with the games. There are stations just off to the right of the desk that you take your badge over to, to activate them. You have the option of taking a picture of yourself that will represent you when you use your badge to active the games or you can pick an avatar to represent you. Then you merely swipe your badge over the clearly marked spot and it turns on the game or interactive screen for you to use. You gather points for each time you swipe your badge at a new station...at the end of your experience, you swipe your badge at the station and it informs you if you missed any stations and how many points you've accumulated. You can print out a certificate that shows your points and also prints a sticker of which avatar you decided to represent you. Also, you're given websites you can bring up later on and further use your badge to interact. The exhibits themselves are incredibly informative and so much fun! I was actually surprised by how much fun I had as an adult! I thought it would be geared towards children, but it good family fun!
Written January 25, 2019
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zandrew26
Albuquerque, NM120 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
I did not expect this to be as entertianing as it was. I thought I would be walking out on a deck and looking at a Hydro electric plant. I was mistaken the visitors center has a great view and boats a bevy of interactive displays that are pure fun for Adults and children I am so glad we took the time to s stop
Written January 3, 2017
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The_5_Winks
Youngstown, NY123 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
This is a fun stop when you are in town to see the falls as a tourist, coming to visit your child at Niagara University or if you a re a local looking to do something close to home. So let me tell you THIS IS FREE !!!, yes really free, free to park, free to get in. The only down fall is there is no food except for some snack vending machines. Go have fun and lean about how the Hydo power project was built.
Written October 17, 2016
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golforharley
Wilmington, NC60 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I will start by saying that I am an energy geek, but even if you know nothing about hydroelectric power you will find something here to interest you.

While I was blown away by the natural beauty of the Falls, I found the tourist activities in the area uninteresting. I was craving information on the history of the area and the impact of the Falls on the surrounding communities.

So we took s ride up the river to tour the newly updated Niagara Power Vista. It has displays on history, interactive educational displays on energy and outstanding films. The views are also spectacular. And it was great to get away from the crowds.
Written August 30, 2016
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lookingforwhattodo
Lakewood, NJ64 contributions
Oct 2019
The Niagara Power Plant visitor center is a wonderful place for small children and adults to spend about 1.5 hours. The staff is eager to help and courteous. It is basically a science museum, but with beautiful views and for free. The exhibits seemed all very new. It is educational, so some may find it boring, but it is done very nicely and all very interactive. The 2 minutes simulator movie was nice for the kids. Definitely worth a stop when in the neighborhood, certainly on a rainy day!
Written October 24, 2019
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Kerry B
Schnecksville, PA142 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We were visiting on a Friday with all the local elementary kids which did not add to our visit. Luckily they were called to lunch and our visit got a lot better! There are different stations to get photos and other hands on activities including a simulation ride. Geared for those of all ages it was very informative and interactive. This was FREE tour!
Written June 3, 2019
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Andrea H
Burke, VA23 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Extra helpful staff, great exhibits. This far surpassed our expectations. If your family is competitive they’ll love this museum.
Written April 18, 2019
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marejez
Buffalo, NY89 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
Clean building, friendly staff. Festival of Lights is nice. 4D water power demonstration is fun. Nice views in warm weather. Fishing there also.
Written December 12, 2018
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