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 20

Fish Feeding

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 20

Explorer Club: Adventurers

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 20

Turtle Eggs game! *All ages*

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 21


April 21
Mon 22


April 22
Tue 23


April 23
Wed 24

Fish Feeding

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 24

All about sturgeon

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 25

Nature Nuts

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 25

All about sturgeon

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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