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

Sun 26

Campfire Cooking

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 26

Guided Snowshoe

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 27


January 27
Tue 28


January 28
Wed 29

Nature Names and Puzzles

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 29

Nature Games and puzzles

January 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 29

Natural History Bookclub

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 30

Nature Nuts

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 30

Improve your skills, ski lesson

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 31

Guided ski

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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