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Niagara Power Vista's 'Eggstravaganza' to include photos, hayride

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Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual spring "Eggstravaganza" event, featuring photos with Bunny, on Saturday, March 24, at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors' center for the Niagara Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include free photos with Bunny until 2 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy a jelly bean counting contest; exhibit scavenger egg hunt; crafts with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Girl Scouts of WNY and University Heights Arts Association; and face painting. A spring hayride (weather permitting) will offer rides around the Niagara Power Vista traffic circle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, guests can enjoy free rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Niagara Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center during the event. Food will be sold by Boy Scout Troop 855.
In addition to the spring "Eggstravaganza" event, visitors can also enjoy taking a seat in the 4-D simulated ride, getting a hair-raising experience, building a dam or simulating the coordination of power across the state. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email [email protected].
The Niagara Power Vista is a free hands-on science playground at the Niagara Power Project with more than 50 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. Operated by the New York Power Authority, the visitor center is designed for inquisitive minds of all ages with special emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts and careers. Visitors can experience a virtual rollercoaster, build a dam, operate a power plant, run the state grid, watch digital portraits of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison debate the benefits of alternating and direct current, and enjoy 350-foot-high views from an observation deck above the Niagara River.
The Power Vista is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, excluding some holidays, with free parking. It is located at 5777 Lewiston Road (Route 104) in Lewiston. For more information, call 716-286-6661 or visit www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm

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