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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Sat 17

Canoe Tour

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 17

Natural Guard

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Nature Hike

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Nature Journal Class and Hike

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun 18

Nature Hike

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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