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Robert Moses State Park Nature Center

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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.

Sun 22 Apr
Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Join the staff of the Nicandri Nature Center and celebrate Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2018 is "End Plastic Pollution" and we'll be having fun, family friendly activities to teach about plastic use and just have fun outside. 

  • 11 am Guided nature hike 
  • 1 pm Swamp School – Prepare to get dirty, mud boots and old clothes recommended. 
  • All day "reduce, reuse, recycle" scavenger hunt. Earn a prize for participating and be entered to win a prize pack that will help you reduce your disposable plastic use. 
  • All week – mini exhibits on how plastics effect our waterways and plastic use. 
  • For more information call 315-705-5022 or email
Mon 23 Apr
Evironmental Education Week Programs and Day Camps at Nicandri Nature Center
Monday, April 23, 2018 until Friday, April 27, 2018
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Where: Nicandri Nature Center

Day camps will be offered daily from 10am-1pm, April 23rd through the 27th for ages 6-12. Each day features fun, hands on activities focused on environmental awareness. Kids will track where their food comes from, look for signs of erosion, do found art projects and more! In addition to day camps, our Environmental Education week programs include a 2 pm "upcycled" craft project each day and at "get outside" program every day at 3:30 pm. The week also features giveaways to help reduce your use of disposable plastics.

For more information call 315-705-5022 or email


Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022


Meeting location: Nicandri Nature Center

Project 1: Trail clean up. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves

We can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 315-705-5022

Registration: Required

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