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.


Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, April 18th 10am - noon

Presented by Cornell Master Gardener Juri Kushner. Juri has over 40 years of experience growing vegetables. His recommendations will be informative and timely. 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.