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

Growing with the Thymes

Growing with the Thymes

December 2 - 5

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Holiday Show

Holiday Show

Nov. 20 - Jan. 2

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Family Activity Kits

Become a Member

Friends of the Domes

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Summer Workshops

Fall Workshops

Starting in November

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The Domes Book

The Friends of the Domes Education Center is now OPEN!

The newly remodeled Education Center is filled with socially distanced education activities for children, families, and adults and is open weekdays from 10am-2pm.  Be sure to stop in when visiting the Domes.

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 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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