Hansen Nature Center 

1525 Calkins Road
PO BOX 999
Henrietta, NY 14467
e-mail: naturecenter@henrietta.org

Nature Center History

In 1994, Henry Hansen made possible the purchase of a log cabin building which became the Hansen Nature Center. In 1998, he provided funds for an addition which more than doubled the Nature Center’s size.  The nature center features displays on the natural history of New York and offers classes year round.

Hansen Nature Center is open Tues.— Sat. 9:00AM to 4:00PM

(Last admission 3:45pm)

The Nature Center will be Closed on Saturday, May 27th for the Weekend Holiday. Park Trails are open from 7am until Sundown.

Restrooms available by Calkins Rd. Parking Lot.

Admission is free.

Dogs are not permitted in the park.

Upcoming Programs:

June 8: Lunar Hike - Enjoy the evening sights and sounds of Tinker Nature Park.Meet in Parking Lot by Eagle Statue at 7:30pm. No flashlights please. Registration is Required as space is limited. Please call 359-7044 to reserve your seat.
June 10: Attracting Butterflies, Birds and Bees to your Yard:  
presented by John Nelson, Cornell Master Gardener
Please call 359-7044 to reserve your seat.

June 17th: “Songs and Stories of the Erie Canal” by Buffalo based musician Dave Ruch. Begins at 11am and will take listeners on a musical journey of the stories, history, and anecdotes about life on the Erie Canal as told through the songs of canal diggers, barge workers, immigrants, canallers, canal boat captains and professional musicians.

This program was made possible through a grant from

Humanities New York Public Scholars program.



The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office asks that we remind everyone about safety when visiting local parks. 

Deputies are aware of thefts from cars in parks throughout Monroe County, including Tinker Nature Park.

Visitors are reminded not to leave valuable items unattended in their vehicles.

If anyone notices suspicious activity they are encouraged to call 911 to report it.


Reservations for the Rebecca Tyler Pavilion (by the playground) can be made by calling the Henrietta Recreation Department at 359-2540.


In Memory of Henry M. Hansen

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed peacefully October 25, 2014 at the age of 94 at his home in Henrietta. He was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him for his big heart, kind nature and contagious smile. He was an outdoorsman, philanthropist and family man.

The Hansen Nature Center was the result of a generous donation to      Tinker Nature Park by Henry Hansen.

 e-mail: naturecenter@henrietta.org