Join Today

Please consider joining today by accessing our online registration form.


Why become a member?

Membership to the Friends offers many benefits to you, your family, and the community.

In addition to supporting the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature & Refuge and receiving unlimited gate access for 12 months – you will also receive:

–       Discounted access to nature centers across the country (participating in the Association of Nature Centers of America).

–       10% gift shop discount

–       Advance notice, discounted registration fees, and pre-registration opportunities for Nature Center classes, workshops, and events

–       Invitations to special “members only” events, such as guided walks, canoe tours, the annual meeting, and other celebrations.

–       One-year electronic subscription to the Nature Center’s newsletter Bluestem News and Phenology


Price and additional personalized benefits for each membership level are as follows:


INDIVIDUAL ($60, one individual)

DUAL ($75, two persons in same household)

FAMILY ($100, two adults and four children under age 18)

PRAIRIE DOG ($200-$499, family membership + a Canoe Fest Coupon for six)

BISON ($500-$999, prairie dog benefits + a Bison Hayride for six)

BIG BLUESTEM ($1,000+, bison benefits + a Behind the Scenes Tour for 10 with a Naturalist)


Spending time with people who love nature creates priceless experiences; sharing a mission with them generates exceptional satisfaction. Both are benefits of Friends membership. This award-winning organization is a strategic force in keeping the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge an exciting and innovative place to visit in our fair city.

To preserve, protect, and conserve in perpetuity the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

View a gallery of the photos our members have taken!