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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 more than 40 years, the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has provided private support to this city-owned and operated park.
Please consider joining today by accessing our online registration form.

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
  • Invitations to member-only events
  • 10% discount in the gift shop
  • Discounts on Nature Center programs
  • Discounted admission to other nature centers across the country (nature centers belonging to the Association of Nature Center Administrators)
  • Bluestem News email newsletter

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

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

INDIVIDUAL $60
Membership privileges for one adult

DUAL $75
Membership privileges for two adults in the same household

FAMILY $100
Membership privileges for two adults and all children in the same household

PRAIRIE DOG $250
Family membership plus Canoe Fest coupon for four people

BISON $500
Prairie Dog Level benefits plus a Bison Hayride for four people

BIG BLUESTEM $1,000
Bison Level benefits plus a Nature Center Behind-the-Scenes 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!