The Ford Nature Center is ready to reopen in Mill Creek Park.

A ribbon cutting on the renovated Ford Nature Center will be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2023, at 10 a.m.

Mill Creek MetroParks closed the center for renovations in 2020. Since then work has been done to preserve the historic and physical attributes of the building while adding more indoor and outdoor educational opportunities.

The inside of the building has been reconfigured for more public programming as well as interactive exhibits and interchangeable displays.

New features within the Ford Nature Center include a nature exhibit hall, history room, bird observation room, gift shop, educator offices and new restrooms. The surrounding property now includes a rooftop garden with porch seating, a wildflower meadow, outdoor classrooms, amphitheatre seating and trail facilities.