Welcome To The Massena Nature Center

Welcome To The Massena 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

Mon 23

Mud Painting

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23


July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

Swamp School

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 24


July 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 24

Turtle Races

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 24

Turtle Yard Time

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 25


July 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 25

Program in the parks, Coles Creek, Turtle Power

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


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

(Starting September 13, 2017)

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