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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Current FOD Workshops:

All in-person programs will require masks and social distancing. Attendance will be kept at a 10 person maximum. 

Stay tuned for in-person programs to be recorded and released as virtual workshops - with a "porch pickup" of all the supplies you need. 


Love Your Mother: Kombucha 101

What's the deal with this fizzy, fermented tea?
Join Friends of the Domes and local kombucha brewery, Brew City Booch and learn the steps and science behind brewing your own 'booch! Sample flavors like Berry Hibiscus and Tr-HOP-ical citrus. Take home a SCOBY starter from a successful "mother" and a list of items you need to get started. Space is limited. Masks required. 

Continue to our store to purchase your ticket!


Putting Your Garden to Bed - VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Join Education Director, Erica Putman, as we say, "see you soon!" to our garden beds. This includes debris removal, bed coverage, tool maintenance, soil testing, and other tips!
This workshop will be a pre-recorded video, with Erica available for questions. Video can be watched or referred to at any time. 


Using natural elements to scent homemade candles
Light up the season and bring nature indoors with the creation of candles inspired by the great outdoors. Using upcycled containers like jam jars, coffee mugs, and small pots- we'll pour together hot wax and add in scents like lavender, cascade hops, mint, lemon balm, and more. Workshop will take place indoors and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space limited. Masks required. 

Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming!