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 southwestern rock formations, you will see western-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 fern 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.

    All Scale Train Lobby Exhibit

    For more trains, visit the All-Scale Train Exhibit !
    Masters of train layouts and hobbyists will fill the lobby once again Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM. See collectible displays from the tiniest z-scale trains to models large enough for adults to ride. This popular exhibit draws all generations to the Conservatory with detail-oriented train layouts presented by train club members from all over Wisconsin. Bring the whole family to discover the world of trains and meet collectors who share their decades of experience and their personal inventories.

    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 each of those months we will stage an additional event:

    January 26 Bizarre Bazaar - The Domes will play host to an array of eclectic vendors offering a mix of cultural wares, makers, food, artists, entertainment, unique demo's and clothing in an unusual marketplace! Something for everyone to enjoy in a winter outing at the Conservatory!

    February 23 Viva Las Vegas Night! - It's about everything "Elvis" style! Wear your best Elvis outfit and come to the Domes to listen to the "King" and try your luck at some Vegas style carnival games! Play the Elvis Trivia Game and see just how much you know! Specialty drinks available and of course, Elvis's favorite banana and peanut butter sandwiches!

    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 during these 3 special event nights for food & bar services.