Mitchell Park Domes

Secret Gardens of Fairies

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 transition to the new theme.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • April Showers Spring Floral Show  - The Spring Floral Show has been cancelled.  


    Summer Floral Show: Secret Gardens of Fairies


    Enter a hidden world at the Mitchell Park Domes this summer as you discover "The Secret Gardens of Fairies".
    There will be multiple fairy gardens on display sectioned off with stones, wood stumps, tall grasses, and striking shrubs. The gardens will feature many delicate looking flowers with tiny parts such as salvia, verbena, lavendar and angelonia. Colorful ornamental peppers and gomphrena blooms will add a fun touch to this enchanting classical garden look. The miniature fairy gardens decorated with succulents and moss-like annuals, scattered throughout the show may even inspire visitors to make whimsical additions to their own outdoor spaces this summer.

    Torii Gate Festival (scheduled for May 30-31) - Cancelled


    Pirates & Princesses (scheduled for June 6) will be postponed for a new date later in the summer.


    Monday Morning Storytime - Cancelled until further notice.


    Walk the Domes - Cancelled until further notice.


    Pokemon Go at The Domes - Come back to play when the Domes reopen!

    Get out of the cold and join the Pokémon craze. The popular phone app game uses GPS technology to hide Pokémon and various prizes in real-world outdoor locations and the Domes is no exception! The bonus is that the Domes aren't exactly outdoors, so this winter you can come inside and play while staying warm and dry—not to mention take in the beautiful gardens. This game is truly fun for all ages and encourages getting exercise as well as meeting friendly new people in the community. The app is free to download, and for those currently playing, there are four indoor Poké-Stops and one Poké-Gym. Come in and catch them all!  Free every day to Friends of the Domes members!