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

Thu 17

Owl Pellets

January 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 18

Walk in the woods (winter adaptations)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 18

Walk in the Woods (winter adaptations)

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 19

Fish Feeding

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 19


January 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 19

Scavenger Hunt

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 19

Moonlight Ski/ Snowshoe weather permitting

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun 20
Sun 20

Turtle Painting

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 20

Learn to Ski

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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