Mitchell Park Domes

Train Show exhibit at The Domes

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory’s Show Dome is transformed 5 times each year. Each Show Dome display has a specific theme, generally categorized as historical, cultural or fantasy, and is chosen at least a year in advance. Plants are selected specifically for a particular floral exhibit and grown in the Greenhouses located at the Mitchell Park Domes. Once in place, a show may last from six to fourteen weeks.

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Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market

    SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - APRIL 8, 2017
    9:00am - 1:00pm (No market Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & 31)

    The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is operated by the Fondy Food Center. The mission of the Fondy Food Center is to connect neighborhoods to fresh, local food - from farm to market to table. We do our work by operating 3 farmers markets, a farm and coordinating a local farmers market coalition.

    The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market (MWFM) brings together about 50 weekly vendors in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes. There, agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, sauces and soups, as well as delicious global cuisine.

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    The Great Train Robbery - 2017 Train Show

    JANUARY 14 - APRIL 2, 2017

    Partners, little ladies, sheriffs... no one will want to miss this! We’re bringing the wild west to vivid life in the Show Dome for our "Great Train Robbery" wild west themed train show! Four G-Scale train tracks will run concurrently through a wild west setting. Among canyons, towns, and southweste rock formations, you will see weste -themed plants such as Red Rooster grass and Cuphea 'Dynamite' with small red flowers that look like sticks of dynamite. Watch our trains avoid evil bandits as they travel past dwarf Azalea trees in pinks and reds as well as small pots of Asparagus fe that resemble tumbleweeds. Be sure to stop in the Domes Gift Shop for fun train toys for the kids and train books for all ages.

    Thursday Nights at the Domes

    The Domes will be open late on consecutive Thursdays from 9am to 9pm during the duration of the Train Show which runs from January 14 through April 2. We will be running light shows each evening that we are open to the public. On the last Thursday of March we will stage an additional event:

    March 30 mARTch MADNESS - Support Milwaukee's art scene at this one-night only gallery event! Local artists specializing in a variety of media will be displaying and selling their work. See a fashion show and an array of costume designs inspired by the 3 Domes! Unwind with a glass of wine, get creative and enjoy the adult coloring station! Zilli's Hospitality Group will be in attendance  for food & bar services for this event.   AND...FREE TO FRIENDS OF THE DOMES MEMBERS!

    For the Birds Spring Floral Show

    APRIL 15 - MAY 29, 2017

    A peaceful garden show dedicated to the native birds of Wisconsin.  Stroll through fields of Early Bird Blue' Forget-Me-Nots; 'Midget Red' heavenly scented Stock; mixed colors of Primula; orange, red, purple, and pink tulips; plus various colors of Ranuculus, Salpiglossis, and Gerbera Daisies. Completing the theme, visitors will see a variety of bird houses and feeders.
    Sponsored by J.W. Jung Seed Company

    Spring Equinox Celebration 

    SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

    Celebrate Spring through Green Living!  Join us to celebrate the coming of spring! Through guided tours, demonstrations, performances, activities, and kid-friendly crafts, visitors can explore healthy sustainable, fun ways to prepare for spring. Experience demonstrations and hands-on activities covering topics like: Beepods, recycling, composting, and natural gardening for pollinators, and Tai Chi. Bring your bike to the bike clinic. Enjoy family-friendly themes and activities like: animals up-close, desert and rainforests, seed planting, crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt with prizes. For more information download the Event Flyer.
    Thank you to our sponsor - CARGILL