Welcome To The Nicandri Nature Center

Welcome To Nicandri Nature Center

The Eugene L. Nicandri Nature Center is a brand new, state of the art nature center that opened in May 2017. The nature center is located in Robert Moses State Park in Massena, NY and managed by The Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center. The mission is to “engage visitors of all ages to promote public awareness, appreciation, and respect for the environment through exploration, education, and outdoor recreation.

At Nicandri Nature Center, we are friends of nature and we define the word fun! This is why we are so committed to offering a thrilling and satisfying service with our facilities to the community. Our customer service is a rare gem and we strive to make each and everyone’s experience in the parks outstanding and exceptional.

The Nature Center contains indoor and outdoor facilities for use by school groups, families, campers, and others in all seasons of the year. All events and activities are free of charge.

"Bringing people closer to nature year round."

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Lawn Fishing

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 22

Campfire Cooking

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 22

Member and Volunteer Picnic

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun 22

Sunday Stroll

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 23


September 23
Tue 24


September 24
Wed 25

Book Club

September 25 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 25

Signs of Fall walk

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 25

After School Nature Hour

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 26

Nature Nuts

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Wednesday through Sunday  9am Р5pm

The Nicandri Nature Center in Massena, will be open 5 days a week throughout the fall.

Turtle exhibit at the Massena Nature Center.

Planning Your Trip To Nicandri Nature Center

Hours :
Wednesday through Sunday


No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible