Hours & Admission

Refuge Daily Hours

Winter (Oct-Apr)
8 AM – 5 PM

Summer (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
CLOSED

$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 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

PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS BEFORE YOU VISIT!!!

Before you visit the Nature Center, please click the green button above, “Click Here For Admission Tickets & Program Registration.” In order to enter, you must have made a reservation online with Active Net. For further questions, please call (817) 392-7410. Thank you.

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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Fri 14

Nature Hike

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 14

Animal Ambassador: Amphibians

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 15

Natural Guard

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 17

Early Birds

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon 17

Nature Hike

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

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