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Friends of The Domes

The Friends of The Domes is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We directly channel resources that make possible many of the educational, scientific and cultural programs held at this very special and unique community landmark.

FOD Mission
The Friends of the Domes mission is to promote and support the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (the "Domes") and surrounding park by creating and enhancing the visitor experience of this globally significant urban destination.

FOD Vision
By sharing our appreciation and understanding of habitats that sustain our world, we foster an environment where everyone can experience unique worldwide plant collections in a natural setting.

Mail-in Donations

Make check payable to:

Friends of the Domes
PO Box 1632 
Milwaukee, WI 53201

You may direct your donation to specifically support:

  • Where need is greatest
  • Animal support
  • Conservatory Plant Collection
  • Education Scholarship Fund
  • Education Center Programming
  • Facility Support
  • Don Grieb Memorial

For those interested in making a planned gift through an estate or will or would like to designate a gift to the Friends of the Domes endowment, please contact the Executive Director or call 414-257-5608. 


Contact Friends of The Domes at: 414-257-5608.

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Domes Support

Gino Salomone

Select photo to hear why Gino Salomone, Milwaukee media personality and movie critic, counts the Domes as one of his favorite places!

John Gurda

Select photo to hear why John Gurda, local Milwaukee historian and Domes fan, feels the Mitchell Parks Domes is so important to Milwaukee.

Your Donation:

Is Tax Deductible

Donations are tax deductible and go directly to education programming and improvement of this unique Milwaukee treasure.
Tax ID: 39-1727792

Is Giving Forward

Our Mitchell Park Domes are the world's only conoidal glass houses in existence! As the Friends of the Domes, we are committed to not only helping with repairs to the current facility, but also to a future for the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, whether it is a full repair of the Domes or a new conservatory to take us into the future.

Is a Message of Support

By giving you are sending a message of support for keeping a world-class horticultural conservatory in Milwaukee.