Hours & Admission

Refuge Daily Hours

Winter (Oct-Apr)
8 AM – 5 PM

Summer (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
CLOSED

NEW, $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 (fee per dog starting Nov 1, 2020. FREE with FONC Membership)

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 are on exhibit along Buffalo Road
  • 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.
  • Online Registration Only for programs and admission.
  • Please social distance yourselves with each other (6 ft.) and wear masks when passing others on trails and when you are not 6 ft. apart.
  • Refuge is currently operating 7 days a week 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hardwicke Interpretive Center is CLOSED until further notice

Starting October 1, 2020, No Reservations Required for admission Monday - Friday.
Weekends and CFW observed Holidays, Reservations REQUIRED.

Nature Center Updates: No reservations will be required during weekdays Monday – Friday. For weekends and CFW observed holidays, reservations ARE REQUIRED. Next CFW holiday is Friday, November 27, 2020. 3. Adult admission will increase from $5/Adult to $6 Adult. Starting on November 1, 2020, a $1 dog fee (per dog) will be become active. We are offering a grace period for the month of October.

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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Thu 22

Natural Guard

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 22

Nature Hike

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 22

Opossumology

October 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 23

Nature Hike

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 23

Batty About Bats

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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