Friends of the Domes

Adult Education

Friends of the Domes is thrilled to announce our new Adult Education Program! The Domes are a pillar to the education of Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to provide powerful experiences to our visitors and members with the use of this deeply 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, calendar and social media outlets, or become a member and receive our emails and member discounts on course admissions.


THANK YOU CHRISTINA WARD FOR THE WONDERFUL KOMBUCHA COURSE!

Fall Fermentation 3-Part Series - KOMBUCHA!



We were all inspired by Christina's kombucha course on Tuesday the 13th. We all had a great time learning something new about kombucha, how to brew at home, and take home our own starter!

Class Description: This was a hands-on course where we worked together to understand the unique elements of kombucha and how to make it at home. Participants used a tea base and fruit juice and created their own beginning kombucha ferment to take home and cultivate.

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Upcoming Courses


  • Bough Trimming for Holiday Decor

  • with Riveredge Nature Center
     

    When: Dec. 15th from 1-3pm
    Where: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI
    Cost: $10 for FOD or Riveredge Members, $15 for nonmembers
    Class Description:  Venture out to Riveredge Nature Center and learn how to properly trim your evergreen trees to create festive and natural holiday trimmings. Under the guidance of a plant expert from the Friends of the Domes, we’ll identify and trim native bows and branches from around the Nature Center. Then we’ll weave our materials into a welcoming table wreath to use during all of your holiday entertaining or as a beautiful and unique handmade gift. Slow down in this busy time of year to enjoy the scenic outdoors, spend time with friends, and learn a new skill for the holiday seasons to come.

    Register online
    Or call the Friends of the Domes: 414-257-5608


    • Winter Wonderwalks

      with Urban Ecology Center
       

      When: Jan. 12th and Feb. 9th at 10 am
      Where: Three Bridges Park in Jan. and Washington Park in Feb.
      Cost: $8 for FOD or UEC Members, $12 for nonmembers including snowshoe rental and tea. 
      *Save 20% when you register for both Winter Wonderwalks now!
      Class Description: Take a morning winter stroll through the parks with a scientist from the Urban Ecology Center. What a great way to get up and enjoy the outdoors this winter season! Join us for this educational snowshoeing series.

      Register online
      Or call the Friends of the Domes: 414-257-5608


      • Domes Dining and Cooking Class

        a Night Out with Braise
         

        When: Jan. 25th at 6 pm
        Where: Braise Restaurant and Culinary School
        Cost: $65 for FOD members, $80 for nonmembers includes a 3-course meal, wine, private instruction and gratuity.

        Class Description: Friends of the Domes presents a hands-on evening at Braise Restaurant and Culinary School learning to cook with ingredients grown in the Conservatory, tasting wine, and socializing in this stunning and intimate setting. You will receive hors d’oeuvres, prepare your food with private instruction from their chefs, enjoy your sit-down three course meal with drinks, and take home wonderfully delicious recipes. Share this state-of-the-art experience with us, or give this unforgettable experience with a loved one as a gift. Space is limited so register today. 

        Register online
        Or call the Friends of the Domes: 414-257-5608


        • Domes Dining and Cooking Class

          a Night Out with Braise (Session II)
           

          Thank you Braise Restaurant and Culinary School for hosting a second session for us!

          When: Feb. 8th at 6 pm
          Where: Braise Restaurant and Culinary School
          Cost: $65 for FOD members, $80 for nonmembers includes a 3-course meal, wine, private instruction and gratuity.
          *We will also hear from our Domes horticulturalist, Marian, who will discuss our featured ingredients that appear in the Domes!

          Class Description: Friends of the Domes presents a hands-on evening at Braise Restaurant and Culinary School learning to cook with ingredients grown in the Conservatory, tasting wine, and socializing in this stunning and intimate setting. You will receive hors d’oeuvres, prepare your food with private instruction from their chefs, enjoy your sit-down three course meal with drinks, and take home wonderfully delicious recipes. Share this state-of-the-art experience with us, or give this unforgettable experience with a loved one as a gift. Space is limited so register today. 

          Register online
          Or call the Friends of the Domes: 414-257-5608




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Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming!