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

Sun 19

Swamp School

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 20


May 20
Tue 21


May 21
Wed 22

Turtle Painting

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 22

Safe Boating Course Day 1

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 23

Nature Nuts

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 23

Spring Tree Walk and Talk

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

Safe Boating Day 2

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 24

Fossil Dig!

May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 25

Fish Feeding

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

(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 :
Wednesday through Sunday



No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible