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.

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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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Continue Your Domes Adventure


F.O.D. Rhythm & Brews 

September 29, 2022

Summer Floral Show- "Faerie Gardens"

June 11- September 11, 2022

Family Activity Kits

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Friends of the Domes


Adult Education Workshops

Spring and Summer Workshops

For lifelong learning

The Domes Book

As always, there is no admissions fee for current Friends of the Domes members. To become a member, CLICK HERE.

The Friends of the Domes Education Center is now Open!

The newly remodeled Education Center is filled with socially distanced educational activities for children, families, and adults. Open weekdays from 10am-2pm and weekends 11am-2pm. Be sure to stop in when visiting the Domes. Enjoy Storytime Thursdays at 9:30am beginning June 16 and First Friday Featurettes (first Friday of each month) beginning July 8. These programs are ideal for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. 

Milwaukee County Parks

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, or "The Domes" as it is referred to, is a Milwaukee County Park and is in fact the oldest park in the Milwaukee Parks system. Rentals and ticketing are all managed by the County 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 ensure that Milwaukee always has a world-class horticultural conservatory.

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