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Robert Moses State Park Nature Center

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Address
19 Robinson Bay Road
P.O. Box 408
Massena, NY 13662
Latitude 44.999813
Longitude -74.796379

The nature center at Robert Moses State Park began providing a museum experience and environmental education for the public in 1990. Since then, it has evolved and gone through many changes. In March, 2010 the center was permanently closed due to a tragic fire. No live animals were lost, but a complete metamorphosis did take place.

Upon the New York State Power Authority's decision to rebuild the nature center, management shifted to the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc. Building and exhibit designs are nearly finished and the future is bright for the nature center. Programming has been rebuilt and is more exciting than ever. Staff is located near the trail head in a temporary location until the new center is complete. Programs are offered on and off-site, year-round. Winter recreation equipment is available to the public as well. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing events fill the winter calendars and special programming is always offered during school vacations. Visit: The Nicandri Nature Center for a full listing of events.

*See the brochures for school programs & high school programs.

Hours of Operation

Fees & Rates

  • Park Visitors
  • This park is situated within New York Power Authority land and neighbors the St. Lawrence Seaway, featuring both the Moses-Saunders Power Dam and the Eisenhower and Snell Lock. There is no entrance fee to this state park because of this unique location.

Thu 18 Oct
Nature Nuts
Thursday, October 18, 2018 until Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Where: Nicandri Nature Center

Learn about nature through song, play, outdoor time, hands on activities and crafts in this weekly session for pre-schoolers ages 3-5. For more information call 315-705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com.

Sat 27 Oct
Halloween Woodswalk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Join us for our annual Halloween Woodswalk. Participants will venture into the woods as a group, along with their naturalist guide, to interact with the woodland creatures they find along the way. Each walk lasts about 30 minutes and groups will head out at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm and 7:30pm. The nature center will be open as well with activities for all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

Sat 03 Nov
Nature Nuts
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Where: Nicandri Nature Center

Learn about nature through song, play, outdoor time, hands on activities and crafts in this weekly session for pre-schoolers ages 3-5. For more information call 315-705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com.

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