Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
September-April, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May-August, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No Entry after 4 p.m. to provide suitable and sufficient time on the Refuge

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

$6 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)
$1 Dogs (Dogs Free with FONC Membership)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135

Map & Driving Directions

(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

The bison have been moved to their wintering pasture full of grass to graze. As a result, they will not be on public display until late winter/early spring 2024. If you would like to see them during winter, sign up for a Bison Feeding Hayride (Dec 21, 22, 28, or 29).

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.

Upcoming Programs

Nature Center Notes

  • Bison are off display until Spring.
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.
  • Please keep your dogs on leash at all times and please dispose of their waste appropriately; not on trails.