Being a Friends of the Domes member is a great way to support the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). Your membership dues support the Friends mission as we work to cultivate a lifelong love of nature for every person who visits our world-class conservatory. Specific programming that is supported by your membership includes school field trips, family programs such as Storytime at The Domes, cultural events such as Day of the Dead, and so much more!

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Gift memberships start at only $30 and provide access to The Domes for 12 months!

Membership Benefits

  • Free year-round admission to The Domes during regular public hours (includes popular holiday and train shows)
  • Advance notice and discounts for educational programs and special events
  • Member-only events
  • 10% discount at the Gifts Under Glass Gift Shop
  • Quarterly newsletter (see a sample)
  • Reciprocity with 360+ American Horticultural Society gardens across the U.S. (visit for specific garden benefits). Please note that some gardens restrict benefits for conservatories within 90 miles; it is best to call to confirm.
  • Use of member lane during peak seasons
  • Free parking
  • Tax Benefits: Under IRS guidelines, Friends of The Domes membership dues may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor for additional information.
  • The satisfaction of supporting this unique and historic Milwaukee landmark!

You may also renew via phone at (414) 257-5608, or by printing and mailing this form.

Membership Categories

General Memberships

Type Amount  Details
Household $65 Includes entrance for all members of household
Individual + 3 Guests $50 Includes entrance for one member plus three guests
Senior + 1 Guest $30 60+; includes entrance for one member plus one guest
Student + 1 Guest $30 Student ID required; includes entrance for one member plus one guest

Conservatory Circle Memberships

Type Amount Details
Bronze Fennel $125 Individual entrance for up to two members plus three guests, free access to select events, two printed membership cards with up to two names, access to Friends Video Vault
Silver Sage $250 Everything under Bronze Fennel plus animal sponsorship of your choice
Golden Geranium $500 Everything under Silver Sage plus VIP admission to select events
Platinum Beauty $1,000 Everything under Golden Geranium plus up to five free workshops or family programs annually; donors at this level also receive recognition for one year on donor board in The Domes lobby
Gardener’s Guild $5,000 Everything under Platinum Beauty plus name on train car for one season at The Domes annual train show
Founder’s Alliance $10,000 Everything under Gardener’s Guild plus annual catered dinner for up to 10 in Show Dome (Mon-Thurs on mutually-agreed-upon date).

Corporation Memberships

Type Amount Details
Library Experience Pass $500 For public and private libraries; includes 3 Household memberships
Community Partner Pass $500 For nonprofits and other community organizations; includes 3 Household memberships. Scholarships available.
Corporate Membership $1,000 For corporations and for-profit organizations, includes 3 Household memberships

Important Notes

  • Friends of the Domes members are required to abide by Milwaukee County Parks policies including COVID mandates.
  • All members receive a digital version of the membership card that may be stored on a smart phone. If you would like a permanent card that is printed, you may select a $10 upgrade to your membership during checkout. Note that all Conservatory Circle levels receive a printed membership card, if desired.

Additional Ways to Support the Friends

  • Consider a “Conservatory Circle” membership; all funds directly support the Friends mission!
  • Give a gift membership to a friend or family member. Click here.
  • Purchase a Show Dome paver in honor or memory of a loved one. Click here.

Question about your membership? Email our Membership Manager


Summer Show: United Plants Across America
DATE: June 8 – Sept 8, 2024

Video: Christa Beall Diefenbach, Executive Director of Friends of the Domes, presents solution for the future of the Domes to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Grooving Under Glass: September 26, 2024 


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