Adult Educational Programs at The Domes


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All adult educational programs at the Mitchell Park Domes are handicap accessible and include time in the domes as part of each tour. All presentations in the Education Center include PowerPoint, slides and/or videos.

Wheelchair accessible
Around the World in 80 Minutes
An abbreviated guided tour for groups that are on a tight schedule. Twenty minutes are devoted to each dome with the option of ten minutes for shopping and/or touring the Education Center.
(60-80 min.)
Bats, Bees and Butterflies
Welcome to the world of pollinators! See a photo presentation that will amaze you. A tour of the domes follows.
(90-120 min.).
Destination Deserts
A 30-minute presentation highlights magnificent plants and animals that live in deserts around the world. A tour of the domes follows.
(90-120 min.)
Family Fun for Everyone
Ideal for family organizations!
Scavenger hunts drive a tour through all three domes, as a family-friendly activity. Begin in the lobby with an introduction, then tour the three domes in search of answers. Conclude your tour with fun facts in the Education Center. The extended tour includes a look at simple, inexpensive ways to grow your own food.
(90-120 min.)
Greening up the Domes
Take an in-depth look, via a 30-minute presentation, at the vast improvements to The Domes that have been implemented over the years. A tour of the domes and grounds follows.
(90-120 min.)
Horticulture:  The Manipulation of Plants
This tour takes you through the many duties of a Domes horticulturist. The history of horticulture as a field of study is presented in the Show Dome. Tour time in the Desert and Tropical domes follows.
(90-120 min.).
Milwaukee Icons
Mitchell Park Domes is the star of the show from the architecture to show designs and plants with interesting stories about all the people connected to the domes followed by tour time in the domes (90-120 min.).
Mitchell Park:  Past, Present, Future
Learn how the park evolved from a trading post to the Mitchell's to a horticultural destination and farmers market
(90-120 min.).
A Show for ALL Seasons:  The Show Dome
Learn how this dome is transformed each season to present a new theme. Discover all the planning and preparation that goes into the making of a show. Presented in the Show Dome. Time in the desert and tropical domes follows.
(90-120 min.)
A Delicate Balance: Tropical Rainforests 
A 30-minute presentation in the Tropical Domes highlights plants and animals that live in tropical rainforests around the equator.Tour time in domes follows.
(90-120 min.)​



Adult Educational Programs at The Domes
A minimum of 20 paid attendees or the minimum payment is required
2018 Adult Program Fee: $8/person with a $160 minimum required.

Friends of The Domes admission rates do not apply to Educational Programs. All attendees pay the fee listed.


For program registration, complete the Registration Form

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611

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