Friends of the Domes Membership

Friend of the Domes

As a Friend of the Domes, you will become part of the team, made up of individuals from every walk of life, reaping the reward giving back to community truly provides. You will be helping to support educational programs and projects of all kinds at the Domes.

You may join online by visitng Our MEMBERSHIP BOOTH, or download the Mail-In Membership Form.

Membership Levels

  • $25 - Student: A valid student ID is required at the door.
  • $30 - Student Plus Guest: Includes the student and one guest. A valid student ID is required at the door.
  • $25 - Senior: Senior citizen membership for for age 62+
  • $30 - Senior Plus Guest: Member age 62+ plus one guest
  • $50 - Individual Plus Three Guests: Member plus 3 guests
  • $50 - Family: Parents or Grandparents and minor children living at home
  • $125 - Contributing: Benefits of Family Membership and Individual + 3 levels. One free one-time use passes included.
  • $250 - Supporting: Benefits of Family Membership and Individual + 3 levels. Two free one-time use passes included.
  • $500 - Sustaining: Benefits of Family Membership and Individual + 3 levels. Four free one-time use passes included.
  • $1000 - Benefactor: Benefits of Family Membership and Individual + 3 levels. Six free one-time use passes included.
  • $1,000 - Corporate: Benefits of Family Membership and Individual + 3 levels. Ten free one-time use passes included.

Friend Benefits

As a Friend of the Domes member, you will receive:

  • Free admission to the Conservatory during open public regular admission hours. Discounted or free admissions during many special events and programs.
  • Advance notice of special educational programs, speakers and exhibits that provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn more about plants and the environment, many of which are free or discounted to Friends of the Domes members
  • A 10% discount in the Domes Gift Shop, Gifts Under Glass
  • The Friends of the Domes quarterly newsletter
  • Membership in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program - a network of membership gardens throughout the nation which gives members access to other botanical gardens, arboreta and conservatories by offering special admission privileges and other benefits. To see and / or print a list of participating facilities, download the Reciprocal Admissions Program document or visit: or call toll free 1-800-777-7931.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are a part of an organization that is working to ensure Milwaukee always has a world class horticultural conservatory.

For more information please call Friends of the Domes at: 414-257-5608

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Be a Friend

The Friends of the Domes ("FOD") is a non-profit support group for The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as "The Domes." We directly channel resources that make possible many of the educational, scientific and cultural programs held at this very special and unique community landmark. Our support complements, but is separate from, the support provided by Milwaukee County.

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.

Friend Support

Friends of the Domes' support includes:

  • Providing Domes education to students, families, and adults.
  • Funding new plant acquisitions
  • Facility enhancement such as building the education center and purchasing lobby furnishings.
  • Staffing special Domes-sponsored events.
  • Funding education-related expenses for the Conservatory staff.
Join or Renew Now

Your temporary card may be shown on your phone, or bring in a printed copy. Your permanent card will arrive within two weeks.