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

Mon 17


December 17
Tue 18


December 18
Wed 19

All about sturgeon

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 19

Turtle Painting

December 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 20

Nature Nuts!

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 20

Discovery Walk

December 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 21

Owl Pellet dissection

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 21

Owl Pellet dissection

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

Fish Feeding

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

Explorer Club, Jr earthkeepers

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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