COMING UP at the Bob Jones Nature Center…






We never know what we are going to find out in the Cross Timbers forest. This year’s Spring Break Camp at Bob Jones Nature Center will focus on investigations of three animals commonly found in our ecosystem: the Wild Turkey, Nine-Banded Armadillo, and Texas Spiny Lizard. We will use these creatures to learn about the animal groups they belong to, all while making nature art, playing fun outdoor games, exploring the pond, and experiencing a live animal presentation from a special guest.

Space is limited so claim your spot today!


Where: Bob Jones Nature Center

When: March 13-15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                                                                                                   

Who: Ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12

Min/max: 3/12 per class

Cost: Early Bird (before February 1st): $150; Regular: $165

Special features: Live animal presentation

Cancellations: A full refund will be provided if your written request for a refund is received by BJNC no later than Feb. 22, 2018. A partial (50%) refund will be provided if your written request for a refund is received by Mar. 1, 2018. Refunds will not be granted for requests received on or after Mar. 2, 2018.

What to Bring/Wear: Please dress children in closed-toe shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor weather (clothes & shoes that can get dirty/muddy). Please also bring a water bottle, bagged lunch, sunscreen & bug repellent (all labeled with your child’s full name). 

To REGISTER click here!




BJNC Partners with Area Schools – Various Dates

This year, experience the Bob Jones Nature Center directly at your school! We offer a number of packages that include interactive nature and ecology lessons on a weekly or monthly basis right in your classroom. Packages also include periodic field trips to the nature center to reinforce concepts learned at school. Call 817-491-6333 or email to learn more about this exciting new program. We can’t wait to visit your school!

The Bob Jones Nature Center’s educational programs/activities are not permitted by the TDFPS at this time.


LiveFit! – Various Dates


Join the City of Southlake in a variety of classes, activities and events for the community to lead healthy lifestyles. 

HIKING   January 27th 2018 at 10am – Meet at the Bob Jones Nature Center for a fun and fascinating guided hike down to lake Grapevine and back; all in all about a 3 mile hike. Plan for it to take you about one hour and half as you will be stopping along the way at points of interest.  More details to come as the event nears!

GARDENING   Join our Master Gardeners in helping keep the Nature Center beautiful! Gardening can be a labor intensive and calming exercise. Guests will work alongside our Tarrant County Master Gardeners. We have the following Master Gardener workdays scheduled.  

January 17th 2018 from 9am-11am

February 21st from 9-11am

March 21st from 9am-11am



Spring Lecture Series Various Dates

Spring 2018 Lecture Series
Looking to add some nature to your Saturdays this Fall? Come on out to the Bob Jones Nature Center to catch one of our Spring Lectures led by local experts in the natural sciences and sustainability fields. Just being at the Nature Center is a learning experience in itself, but each Spring a fascinating series of lectures will be scheduled from 1:00p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. For Spring 2018, planned topics include Texas Native Cats, Who Was Bob Jones? Hummingbirds, and Orienteering.

Cost: Non-members: $7 adults, $5 kids; Members: $5 adults, Kids FREE
Members, call for discount code.
Registration: Online
Min 4 / Max 30





Celebrate with us on February 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BJNC offices!

Celebrate the month and the long, rich history of the Bob Jones Center on February 10th at the Nature Center Offices. There will be a come & go “Open House” between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with miscellaneous activities and entertainment scheduled. Come out and learn about things like who Bob Jones was, why the Center is named after him, and a little about the history of Southlake and more. Free and open to the public. 



Girl Scouts Spring Workshop – February 3rd, 1 – 4 pm


Struggling to get outside in the cold winter months? Break the habit of staying indoors by coming to Bob Jones Nature Center for an afternoon of winter nature-themed workshops. Cadets will cover the requirements for the Trees and Outdoor Art Apprentice Badges on February 3rd. Come learn about wintering birds, how animals keep warm, and create festive winter-y crafts all while earning badges. Plus, we will provide hot chocolate to keep you warm!

Cadets Badge workshops offered are Trees Badge and Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge



The Great Backyard Bird Count February 17th

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share.



The Bob Jones Nature Center Annual Fundraiser, February 24th

Join us for dinner, dancing and more on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for the Annual Fundraiser. The event will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Marq in Southlake. For more information click on Annual Fundraiser under the Activities and Events tab on this website or to purchase a table or tickets, go to




Family Campout 3/30 at 5:00 p.m. pm thru 3/31 at 9:00 a.m.

Leave the city lights behind and join the Bob Jones Nature Center staff and Scout troop leaders for a fun-filled overnight event. Hike the grounds and learn about the nocturnal native Texas animals that can be found in the wild. Make s’more and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night under the stars, enjoy a continental breakfast and morning stroll.  To Register