Welcome To The Massena 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

Fri 21

Nature Art Walk

September 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 22

Fish Feeding

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

Wildlife Festival

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 22

Scavenger Hunt

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 23

Sun Prints

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 23

Mini-Makers Club

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 24


September 24
Tue 25


September 25
Wed 26

Why do leaves change color?

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

Turtle Races

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

(Starting September 4, 2018)

Wednesday – Sunday  |  9am – 5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

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 Nicanadri Nature Center

Hours :



No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible