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.


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


Earth Day

 Saturday, April 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day at Tinker Nature Park. Activities include a live animal program presented by World of Wildlife Educational Encounters (WOWEE) at 11 am, Wetland studies with RIT Environmental Science Students, "Ask a Master Gardener" by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Henrietta's Pop up Library and more. Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta.  Program is free and  open to the public.


Nature Photography of Claire Talbot

Saturday, May 02, 2015
 10:00am - 12:00pm

Claire Talbot, Award winning Local Photographer, featured in the Democrat and Chronicle and the 2015 Erie Canalway Calendar, will be sharing her wildlife photographs taken at Tinker Nature Park and the surrounding area. 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.