Friends of the Domes

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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Adult Activity Kits:


Friends of the Domes brings you an at-home adult activity box! There are tons of at-home activities out there for children, but we wanted to show our adults some love! Because we can purchase in bulk, this can save you money and time, while keeping you safer at home. Curbside pick up is provided for free, or delivery can be added for an extra charge.


Raised Bed Garden: Click here to visit our store!

This box includes everything you need to make a 10” tall, 21 square foot, Douglas Fir raised bed garden.


Raised Bed Box: Includes pre-cut lumber, screws with pre-drilled pilot holes, landscape fabric, and instructional videos!

  • LARGE Raised Bed Kit: $65 for FOD members, $75 for nonmembers: 21-24 square feet, 10 inches in depth
  • MEDIUM Raised Bed Kit: $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers: 15-16 square feet, 8 inches in depth
  • Delivery: You can choose free pick up, or we can deliver to your residence (Within 25 miles of the Mitchell Park Domes) for a small fee.
Education Director Erica Putman put this package together after filming videos in her backyard for the Friends of the Domes’ “Domes at Home” page. She realized that some people may not have access to building materials and wanted to provide the opportunity for adults (or families!) to complete this activity at home!
Please plan for 5 - 10 business days for the activity package to be completed and delivered.


Current FOD Workshops:


We do not currently have any upcoming adult education workshops. Please check back in the future for our future offerings!


Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming!