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 Hansen Nature Center will be closed beginning March 30 through April 10 for building maintenance. We will re-open at 9am on Saturday, April 11th. Park and Trails will remain open and restrooms are available by the main parking lot.

*************************************************************************** Bird Migration

 Saturday, April 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Richard Ashworth, past-president of the Rochester Birding Association, will cover the motivation and mechanisms of bird migration in the New World and the experience of bird migration in the Rochester Area. The program concludes with a discussion of recent changes and challenges for migratory birds. Richard is also a professional photographer and will be sharing his wonderful images throughout the program.  Program is free and  open to the public. Please call 359-7044 to reserve a seat.


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.