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Outdoor Classroom

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:01

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge welcomes students of all ages to learn about the many natural habitats and history. Discover our living classroom full of trees, plants, wildlife and more by visiting during our regular operating hours.  You may choose to participate in some of our special programs. Perhaps we can bring a small part of the Nature Center to you. We can even connect to your classroom via satellite with the Distance Learning Classes.  However way you choose to experience the Nature Center, you will discover it is full of wonderful educational opportunities


Our Mission

"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."

Volunteers Needed!

We are always in need of volunteers! Visit our Volunteer Page for more information, or call the Nature Center main line at 817-392-7410.

Buffalo Boogie 2015

The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center host Buffalo Boogie, an annual fun run and walk that benefits the bison herd that we manage at the Nature Center. Join us on Saturday, May 9! For more details, visit the Friends website. If you'd like to volunteer for Buffalo Boogie, please download and fill out this application

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will open at Noon on Saturday May 9, 2015 after Buffalo Boogie. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nature Center Hours

Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hardwicke Interpretive Center (Daily)
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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

FWNC Social

  • Facebook Page: 150092448363071
  • Flickr: FWNC
  • Twitter: fwnaturecenter
  • YouTube: FWNatureCenter

Wild Ambassadors

Wild Ambassadors is a new program to help fund the cost of caring for our education animals. If you are interested, print out our application and make a difference.