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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.

Mon 19 Feb
Turtle Times Daycamp
Monday, February 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Are turtles really slow? Can they solve a maze? Meet our turtles and see if you find the answers to these questions.

Join our staff for a variety of fun, nature based programs. Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather, each day will include outdoor time.

Tue 20 Feb
Learning Knots Daycamp
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Learn to tie knots and some practical uses for knows in nature.

Join our staff for a variety of fun, nature based programs. Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather, each day will include outdoor time.

 

Wed 21 Feb
Winter Hibernator Daycamp
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Do northern animals really sleep all winter? Learn about hibernation and winter survival.

Join our staff for a variety of fun, nature based programs. Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather, each day will include outdoor time.

 

Wed 21 Feb
Capturing Moments
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Nature Photography Group

Join experienced amateur photographer Charlene Dumas to try your hand or enhance your skills at nature photography.

When: Wednesdays beginning February 7th through March 14th

Time: 10 am to 11:15amWhere: Classroom, Nicandri Nature Center

Cost: Free

Each session will include a lesson/sharing portion and an opportunity to practice the skills learned by taking nature photographs around the nature center property.

A camera with manual settings is helpful, but not required.

Some equipment is available for loan.

The group is open to all experience levels.

Come prepared to go outside.

Contact the Nicandri Nature Center at 315-705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com for more information.

The Nicandri Nature Center is funded by the New York Power Authority

Thu 22 Feb
Outdoor Adventures Daycamp
Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Strap on some skis and snowshoes for an outdoor adventure.

Join our staff for a variety of fun, nature based programs. Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather, each day will include outdoor time.

 

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