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!

This holiday season, give the gift of nature. 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 300+ American Horticultural Society gardens across the U.S. (visit www.ahsgardening.org 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!

START OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP
BUY A GIFT MEMBERSHIP

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

Membership Categories

General Memberships

TypeAmount Details
Household$65Includes entrance for all members of household
Individual$50Includes entrance for one member plus three guests
Senior$3060+; includes entrance for one member plus one guest
Student$30Student ID required; includes entrance for one member plus one guest
Library Experience Pass$500For public and private libraries; includes 3 Household memberships
Community Partner Pass$750For nonprofits and other community organizations 

Conservatory Circle Memberships

TypeAmountDetails
Bronze Fennel$125Individual 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$250Everything under Bronze Fennel plus animal sponsorship of your choice
Golden Geranium$500Everything under Silver Sage plus VIP admission to select events
Platinum Beauty$1,000Everything 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$5,000Everything under Platinum Beauty plus name on train car for one season at The Domes annual train show
Founder’s Alliance$10,000Everything under Gardener’s Guild plus annual catered dinner for up to 10 in Show Dome (Mon-Thurs on mutually-agreed-upon date).

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. You will also be emailed a printable version of the card. 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

NEW AT THE DOMES

Enjoy a Drone Tour of The Domes!
Courtesy of Milwaukee County Parks

2022 Impact Report
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Holiday Show: Calm & Bright
Nov 19, 2022-Jan 1, 2023
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