Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
Winter (Oct-Apr) 8 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept)
7 AM – 7 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Year Round 9 AM – 4:30 PM

$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Nature Center Notes

  • Bison have been moved to their winter pasture and are off public exhibit.
  • Some trails near the river are temporarily closed. Please ask at the Gatehouse which trails are not accessible.
  • Visit our Upcoming Events calendar for programs during the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.

Friday, November 16 is Preschool Discovery Club. Bring your 3 – 5 year olds and learn about Bats. Please call the Visitors’ Center at (817) 392-7410 for more information.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.

Download October - December Phenology

The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Upcoming Events

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Mon 19

Fall Hike

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 19

Fall Hike

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue 20

Bison Feeding Hayride

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 20

Bison Feeding Hayride

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 21

Wednesday Walk

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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