Mitchell Park Domes

Where the Coleuses Grow

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. Please note that Show Dome is closed for approximately two weeks between shows to transistion to the new theme.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Where the Coleuses Grow - Fall Floral Show

    SEPTEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 4

    The Fall floral show will display more than 30 coleus varieties all with different colors, patterns, and shapes. Coleus have some of the most stunningly colored foliage - in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc.  Coleus also have a wide variety of leaf sizes and overall shapes.  Interesting grasses and vines will also make an appearance, along with the beautiful fall floral staple - chrysanthemums (commonly mums). Children should keep their eyes peeled for unusual looking forest animals!   

    Dinos Under Glass Returns

    MAY 12 - OCTOBER 21

    The dinosaurs are baaaack!  Come to visit this exciting exhibit of life like dinosaurs in the Tropical and Desert Domes all summer and fall!

    Plant Power: An Evening With Essential Oils

    NOVEMBER 1, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Come experience the restorative and healing power of plants at the Mitchell Park Domes new and exciting Essential Oil Event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Domes and in partnership with doTERRA Wellness Advocates (the well-known international essential oil company) to bring a unique opportunity in introducing you to the world of essential oils and their significance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Read more...