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Saturdays, Nov. 5 - Apr. 8, 9 am - 1 pm

(No market Nov. 26, Dec. 24, & 31)

December 1, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm

Mitchell Park Conservatory - Milwaukee's Exotic Venue for Weddings - Corporate Events - Family Fun

All three Domes are now open!

Welcome back!


Thank you Milwaukee Historian John Gurda for this perspective on the important place the Domes holds in Milwaukee history and defining what we need to look to for a future solution. "We could repair the complex, rebuild it or replace it with something as novel for its time as the Domes were for theirs. Whichever course we choose, we'd be keeping faith with a tradition rooted in the deepest substance of Milwaukee." Read his whole article: www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/its-time-to-re-imagine-the-mitchell-park-domes

or download the article here.


Gardens Under Glass Mitchell Park Domes Book Cover


The Official Domes Book is here! Get your copy in the Domes Gift Shop or order online right now!

Read about the history, construction, renovation and future of the Domes  and enjoy the beautiful photographs dating back to the early 1890's.


Become a Member of the Domes

and enjoy the Domes as often as you want - for free - and enjoy reciprocity with botanical centers across the nation. Click Here to see the full list.







If you have purchased a PAVER click here to see its placement in the Show Dome.

Click Here to see a map of the Show Dome.



The Mitchell Park Conservatory, known affectionately to generations of Milwaukee and Wisconsin residents as, "Mitchell Park Domes," is a world class horticultural adventure right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin welcoming individuals and families for a beauty filled day out in Milwaukee. The Domes welcomes school children for educational adventures and invites you to consider the Domes for your next Milwaukee corporate event or wedding or ???.

Scenic Stream Running Through The Domes

Something new is always abloom at The Domes. From water conserving plants and trees of the Desert Dome to the a wonderland of over 1200 tropical plant species of the Tropical Dome to the most wonderful themed floral displays of the Show Dome, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Domes are more than a place to visit: the Domes are a place to be.

The Friends of the Milwaukee Domes provide this website as a resource for Milwaukee area residents to give back to the community by volunteering time and/or resources and with the intention of putting the Mitchell Park Conservatory back on the map as a visitation place to be worth considering. The Domes are perfect for a rainy day trip, as a place to read a book under a blooming shade tree in the dead of an icy Milwaukee, Wisconsin Winter or as THE place to host a five hundred guest corporate event for Milwaukee businesses. The Mitchell Park Conservatory are a treasure that The Friends of the Domes intend to preserve for generations of Milwaukee and Wisconsin residents to enjoy and draw wonder from going forward forever.

The Grand Reopening was spectacular attended by hundreds on November 5 2008. The Mitchell Park Domes received a private donation of $550,000 for major lighting improvements. Milwaukee County with the Friends of the Domes usePicture of all Three Milwaukee Domesd the summer months to replace broken glass and do many much needed repairs. With funding coming from private sources combined with insurance settlement from damage caused by the Falk factory explosion these major improvements require only a fractional contribution from Milwaukee County for the replacement of the Mitchell Park Domes lobby building roof and ceiling.

The Mitchell Park Conservatory new look features neon halo rings above each of the Domes giving them a greater presence in the twilight Milwaukee skyline and making the Mitchell Park Conservatory easier to see from I-94 and the Miller Valley. This new higher profile exterior presence is symbolic for the Friends of the Dome as the beginning of a new era of a more dynamic higher energy level for The Mitchell Park Conservatory. The Friends intend to make the Mitchell Park Conservatory upgrade the beginning of a brighter future for The Domes. The Friends would love for you to be a part of the Mitchell Park Conservatory. Contact the Friends now to learn how you can be a part of The Mitchell Park Conservatory.

The Domes, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are the world's only conoidal glass houses. The three Domes are home to flowers and plants from tropical and arid locations around the world. Amazingly, the architecturally unique structures are filled with plants and animals from different climates. Each Dome is almost half a football field wide, by seven stories tall. Twenty wildlife species including tropical finches, lizards, frogs, toads, fish, and turtles call the Domes their home.

Five times each year,the beautiful Show Dome has elaborately planned seasonal floral displays. In the moist air of the Tropical Dome, you will experience 1,200 species of tropical plants. The Desert Dome represents the deserts of the world with plants grouped by geographic locations.Tropical FLowers

The Friends of the Domes is a support group whose purpose is to enhance projects and programs in Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Come visit us at the Domes today!

Friends of the Domes Mission

FOD is a support group whose purpose is to enhance projects and programs in Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory – “Mitchell Park Domes”.

In honor of National Pollinator Week visit the Education Center
June 15 - 19, 2015, 9-12noon

In celebration of Pollinator Week the Education Center will offer fun activities all morning throughout pollinator week. Each day will feature a different amazing pollinator group. Join us for stories, games, activities and a food sample courtesy of our pollinators. And don't forget all the take homes too! All families, schools and camps are welcome to join in the fun. Please call ahead if you are a group larger than 10 at 414-257-5600. Our Conservatory Educator, Paula Zamiatowski, will be available all day along with the Education Center volunteers ready with resources and activities.