Daily Hours & Admission

Winter (Oct-Apr)
8 AM – 5 PM

Summer (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM

No Admission 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
(817) 392-7410

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Nature Center Notes

  • Masks are to be worn at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center and when social distancing is not possible.
  • Bison are on exhibit off of 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.

Starting May 1, 2021, the Nature Center will open daily from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no admission after 4 p.m.). This will last until the end of September 2021.

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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Fri 07

Nature Hike

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri 07

What is a Meteor Shower

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 08

Natural Guard

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 10

Early Birds

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon 10

Nature Hike

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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