Friends of the Mitchell Park Domes

The Domes


The Friends of the Domes welcome you to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as "The Domes".

The Friends of the Domes is a support group whose purpose is to enhance projects and programs in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.

The Domes, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are the world's only conoidal glass houses.

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Different climates in the Domes

The Climates


The three Domes are home to flowers and plants from tropical and arid locations around the world. These architecturally unique structures are filled with plants and animals from different climates.

Each Dome is almost a half of a football field wide and seven stories tall.

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The Tropical and Arid Domes

Tropical, Arid


In the moist air of the Tropical Dome, you will experience 1,200 species of tropical plants.

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The Desert Dome represents the deserts of the world with plants grouped by geographic locations.

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The Seasonal Show Dome

Show Dome


Five times each year, the beautiful Show Dome has elaborately planned seasonal floral displays.

Come visit us at the Domes today!

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Visit the Domes

 
The Domes Book

The Official Domes Book is here!

Get your copy in the Domes Gift Shop or order online right now!
Read about the history, construction, renovation and future of the Domes and enjoy the beautiful photographs dating back to the early 1890's.

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Upcoming Events

Flower Power Fall Floral Show

Nov. 18 - Jan. 7

Naughy or Nice Holiday Floral Show

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Wisconsin Bat Festival

Nov. & Dec.

Holiday Events

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Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

Nov. 4 - Apr. 14

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

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Orchid Show

Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Family Celebration

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Milwaukee County Parks

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, or "The Domes" as they are referred to, is a Milwaukee County Park and is in fact the oldest park in the Milwaukee Parks system. Rentals and ticketing is all managed by the Park System.

The Friends of the Domes, responsible for this website, are people who donate time and effort by managing events, the gift shop, education and other fundraising efforts to preserve the Domes as the Milwaukee Treasure they truly are.

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Education

  • Workshops

    Register for Tours and Workshops

  • Self Guided vs. Educational Tours

    Learn the differences with this Comparison Chart.

  • Monday Morning Story Time

    Storytime with Paula!
    Every Monday (except major holidays)
    10:30am – 11:00am
    Conservatory Education Center

  • A Breath of Fresh Air

    Our Interpretive Educator's article on the benefits of house plants in fighting indoor air pollution. Find out which plants are healthy and which may be toxic.