Friends of the Domes

Education Center at The Domes

Children's Education Programs

The Domes are a pillar to the education of Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. The FOD 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 field trips and workshops.

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.

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

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Children's Programs

Schools, Scouts, Youth and more!

Family Education at the Domes

We are currently updating our summer and school year programming.


Thank you for your interest in attending a field trip with your group during Summer 2020. 
Please note, field trips are subject to change or cancellation due to current social distancing requirements. We are currently accepting field trips in July and August 2020 for groups under 40 attendees (including adults). If cancellation is necessary, the decision will be made no less than two weeks before the scheduled field trip. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. 

Field Trip Request Form: CLICK HERE

This application is for groups attending educator-led programming at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory ("The Domes"). 
Examples of these would be: Schools, Scouts, After-school, Youth, Child-care centers, Home school, Daycare, CLCs, Non-Profits, Boys & Girls Club, or any other groups with children/youth ages 5-17. 
This form will be emailed to the Education Director. To contact Erica directly, please email 
Further Information will be sent to you regarding pricing, fees, cancellations, scheduling, etc. 

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year opens June 1st!