Niagara Power Vista Visitor Center

BPI has thrown the switch to kick up the power and the fun at New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Vista. Through immersive exploration and engaging hands-on activities, visitors discover New York’s clean hydroelectric system.

Working in collaboration with Hadley Exhibits, BPI designed, researched, scripted, and produced all the media exhibits throughout the venue.

From tactile levers and gears, to high-tech MultiTaction interactivity, to user-friendly digital photo-ops, visitors are treated to over 25 challenging interactives, networked together with a robust RFID ticketing system. Guests role play in themed environments and are immersed in show-controlled theaters, including the thrilling 4D motion theater “Power UP!” Audiences laugh and cheer as they splash into the Niagara River, spin through enormous turbines, surge through an electrical generator, and zip along power lines across New York’s electrical network. 

BPI combined hands-on tactile interactivity with a high-tech interface. Visitors place objects on a MultiTaction table to build communities, and then create connections to transmit clean energy to homes and cities. They can also add hydropower, solar farms, and wind turbines to build a network that safely distributes power. 

BPI’s integrated RFID ticketing system gives visitors instant remote access to all their consolidated photo-ops and customized exhibit media and provides the NYPA staff with robust analytics that track visitor activities.



Client: New York Power Authority, Lewiston, NY
Partners: Hadley Exhibits
Category: Science & Engineering, Family Engagement
Services: AV Design, Immersive Theater, Film & Video, Interactive

What We Did:

  • Immersive theater
  • Interactives and Films
  • RFID Ticketing
  • Original music score

BPI brought this exhibit to life with its imaginative multimedia productions. We are thrilled to work with BPI's team on this extraordinary venue.

Ted Johnson, President Hadley Exhibits

MultiTaction power grid interactive
Large curved projection theater showing the New York Power Vista
Power Vista immersive theater
RFID ticketing displays
RFID ticketing system
Interactives controlled by mechanical interfaces
Interactives with combined digital and mechanical interfaces
Tesla vs. Edison
Connecting energy from the source to communities