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

Sat 16

Fish Feeding

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

5K Snowdash to benefit Clarkson PT department

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 16

Moonlight ski and snowshoe

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun 17

Ski lessons for youth and adult

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 17

Snowshoe games

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 18

Day camp

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon 18

Off trail snowshoe adventure

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 19


February 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue 19

Snowshoe games

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 20


February 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 :
Wednesday through Sunday



No Food or Drink Vending Available

Water Bottle Filling Station

Picnic Tables Available

Handicap Accessible