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

Wed 19

Turtle Painting

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

What’s the scoop on Poop?

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

Nature Nuts!

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

Nature Discovery Walk

September 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 20

Geology Rocks

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 21

Something’s Fishy (all about fish)

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 21

Nature Art Walk

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

Fish Feeding

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

Wildlife Festival

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 22

Scavenger Hunt

September 22 @ 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