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

Tue 22

Annual Meeting

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 23

Naturalist Walk

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 24

Nature Nuts!

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 25

Friday Walking Club

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 25

trail walk

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 25

Fish Feeding

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 26

Fish Feeding

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 26

Explorer Club Saturday, Junior Earthkeepers

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 26

Swamp School

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 27

Yard Games

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(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 :
Closed Monday & Tuesday


No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible