Welcome To The Nicandri 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

Wed 13

Knot Tying

November 13 @ 10:00 am
Wed 13

Beaver dam walk and talk

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 13

Board Meeting

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 14

Nature Nuts

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 14

Tree ID walk

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 14

Nature photography club

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 15

Walk the new pink trail

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 15

Special Arts for special needs – SLC arts council

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 16

Fish Feeding

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 16

Nature Print Notecards

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Wednesday through Sunday  9am Р5pm

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 Nicandri Nature Center

Hours :
Wednesday through Sunday


No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible