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 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, 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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Friends of the Domes 

Fall event series, native plants, natural pest control, kombucha, mitchell park domes, holiday bough trimming and gifts


We're Hiring! 


For the full job description, click here. 


Lead Interpretive Educator

The Friends of the Domes, Milwaukee, WI

Job Type and Hours: Full time, salaried (benefits are not available)

Application Deadline: February 10th, 2020 

Start Date: March 9th, 2020 

Starting Salary: $29,000-33,000, depending on experience



The Friends of the Domes is seeking an energetic and engaging lead educator to provide environmental, conservation, natural science, and historical education for visitors and school groups and to interpret the Conservatory’s diverse plant collection for the public. FOD programs, field trips, and activities focus on community education in the areas of green initiatives, botanical workshops, and sustainable living practices.   



Email Education Director, Erica Putman at, with the heading Educator- (Your Name). No calls, please. Include your availability, resume or CV, and cover letter specifically outlining why you are interested in this position with Friends of the Domes. Deadline: February 10th, 2020. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 


For a full job description, click here. 


Current Workshop Series:


winter workshop series, chocolate, biomimicry, adult education, water, milwaukee, painting, events


What: Friends of the Domes brings you a winter adult education series! 

SNOWSHOEING: This workshop has been cancelled due to our unfortunate lack of snow! We hope to reschedule in the future when we get a good accumulation! 

Where: Each event will take place either at the Mitchell Park Domes (unless otherwise mentioned)

Cost: Pre-Registration requiredClick here for tickets! Registration closes 24 hours before the workshop! 

  • Volunteer Opportunity:


    When: Saturdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays!

    Where: Inside and outside the Domes. Come find us! 

    Take this quick survey to sign up with us!: Pop Up Discovery Station Volunteer Sign-Up



  • Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming!