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.   The Hansen Nature Center is open Tues.-Sat.,9AM to 4:00PM.  Admission is free. Dogs are not permitted in the park.

The nature center will be CLOSED November 26, 27 & 28
for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. We will open on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00am. Trails are open 7am to sundown and restrooms are available by the Calkins Rd. Parking lot.


Christmas at Tinker Nature Park

December 5th & 6th,    Noon - 3:00pm

Activities include: Tinker Homestead open house. The Homestead will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas Celebration with period music by Warren and Jessica. At the Nature Center, children can make an ornament with Santa, holiday music by Dean Santos, children's crafts and refreshments.

Admission: Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal. Program is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta and the Friends of Tinker Nature Park

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