Friends of the Domes Adult Education Program

Adult Education

The Domes are a pillar to the education of Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. The FOD Adult Education Program's goal is to provide powerful experiences to our visitors and members with the use of this unique and globally diverse facility. We look forward to welcoming members of our plant-loving community to the Domes and other venues across the greater Milwaukee area for fun-filled workshops and classes.

Keep posted on upcoming events: here on our website, on our calendar, on social media, or become a member and receive our emails and member discounts on course admissions.

FOD Adult Education Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registrants may cancel workshop registrations up to one week in advance of the workshop and receive 75% of the original price. Cancellations made after this time are nonrefundable. Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the workshops will be refunded 100%. Note: this cancellation policy applies to Adult Education Workshops only.

For more information about refunds or about our workshops, contact the Education Director at

We received a grant fromWe Energies Foundation in support of the Friends of the Domes Adult Education Program!
Thank you for supporting our community!

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Current FOD Workshops:

VIRTUAL Video - Beginners Vegetable Garden Bed Planning and Mapping

Pre-recorded video available now. 

Virtual Event - receive a link to a pre-recorded video. Erica will be available for questions. 

Learn to grow your own food from start to finish! Join Erica as we learn the basics of mapping out our garden beds for season-long food abundance. 

This video is for beginners with 0-2 seasons of gardening experience, with yard space set aside or premade raised beds for vegetable gardening. These techniques can be used for flower beds or other types of gardening, but we will specifically focus on vegetables. 

Click Here for Your Ticket, Cost: $12 


Wildflower Walk

An outing with the Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Program

Date: Saturday, May 15th, 10am-12pm

Rain Date: Sunday, May 16th, 10am-12pm

Please ensure you are available for both the main date, and the rain date

Cost: $9 for Friends of the Domes Members, $12 for nonmembers.


The window to see spring ephemeral wildflowers is brief but certainly worth your while! Join us at one of Milwaukee County Parks very own State Natural Areas to look for species such as white trillium, wild ginger, trout lily, marsh marigold and false rue anemone. We'll see pops of color emerging all over the forest floor while enjoying the many sounds and smells of spring. Cudahy Nature Preserve is home to two forest types which provides conditions for a high diversity of wildflowers for us to enjoy. 


We will meet at the Cudahy Nature Preserve parking lot and walk the Forked Aster Trail loop which is about a mile long. Please wear waterproof shoes like rain boots or hiking shoes because we may veer off trail if something catches our eye and we want to get a closer look.  Bring a water bottle and a camera if you'd like to snap some photos for later.

Click Here for available tickets!


Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming!