Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
Winter (Oct-Apr) 8 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept)
7 AM – 7 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Year Round 9 AM – 4:30 PM

$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 have been moved to East pasture and can be viewed from Buffalo Road.
  • The western portion of Riverbottom Trail is closed
  • Register for Summer Natural History Adventures
  • Summer Hours. Open daily at 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays
    7 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekends

Sign up for one of our summer camps. They cover students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. For more information, call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

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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The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Upcoming Events

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Fri 22

Pre-School Discovery Club – Grasshoppers

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 23

Nature Hike

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 23

Worm Composting

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 24

Nature Hike

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 24

Kayak Tour

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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