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 East pasture and can be viewed from Buffalo Road.
  • Come see our bison calves
  • All trails are open
  • Nature Center open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Trails and Treats, Oct 25 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2018 is Veterans’ Day. All current and former military personnel and their families will be admitted to the Nature Center for FREE. Along with FREE admission, all hikes and programs are FREE (except the Kayak Tour). 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.

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The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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Wed 14

Wednesday Walk

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 16

Preschool Discovery Club – Bats

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 17

Canoe Tour

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

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