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One of the largest urban nature parks in the country, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge comprises more than 3,600 pristine acres and features more than 20 miles of trails. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, the Nature Center is home to dozens of birds and other wildlife species, including a bison herd that has captivated visitors for decades.

For nearly 50 years, the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has provided private support to this city-owned and operated park.
Join today by accessing our online registration form.

For information on an Active Duty/Retired Military discount, please contact us at info@naturecenterfriends.org or call (817) 932-7335.

Support the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center by becoming a member today!
Memberships enable the Friends to provide:
• Feed and care for the bison herd
• Critical staff for conservation education
• Feed and care for all education ambassador animals
• Funding for capital improvements and repairs

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Free unlimited admission to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for one year
  • Free entry for the member’s dog(s)
  • Discounts on Nature Center programs
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • 10% discount in the gift shop
  • Bluestem News email newsletter
  • Discounted admission to other nature centers across the country (nature centers belonging to the Association of Nature Center Administrators)

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

STUDENT / TEACHER / SENIOR $45
An individual membership at a price that reflects our commitment to education and seniors (valid school or 65+ ID required)

INDIVIDUAL $60
Membership privileges for one adult

DUAL $75
Membership privileges for two adults

FAMILY $100
Membership privileges for two adults + children

PRAIRIE DOG $250
Family membership + four Canoe Fest coupons

BISON $500
Prairie Dog-level benefits + four Bison Hayride coupons

BIG BLUESTEM $1,000
Bison-level benefits + a Nature Center Tour for four people

Thanks to the support of generous donors who believe that access to nature is critical for the health and well-being of people and the community, the Nature Center is available for all to enjoy. Your support of the Friends will help sustain this Fort Worth treasure for generations to come.

Please consider joining today by accessing our online registration form.




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!