Educational Programs

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As a cultural and educational facility of the Milwaukee County Park System, "The Domes" offers programming for school groups from grade K-5 through college, scouts, and adult clubs or groups.

wheelchair accessible

 

Pre-registered Educational Programs for School Groups
Group Size: 20-200 pre-paid students
NOTE: Educational Tours must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance
Programs Times - Preregistration Required
Day of Week: Wed., Thurs., or Fri.
Time Slots: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2 p.m.


Program Descriptions
Students will focus on rainforest and desert ecology, and plant and animal adaptations. Discussions will be appropriate for the grade level. To help you prepare for the program, a Program Documents are available below. Each discussion/hands-on session will last 30–45 minutes. Afterwards, students will complete worksheets during their exploration of the domes. Allow a minimum of 1-1/2 hours for this program. Programs meet state DPI standards, and MPS standards for science content. One adult chaperone is required for every 8 children.

  • Grade K5
    Children discover plant life through this sensory/hands-on introduction.
    Registration Information
  • Grade 1–2
    Children will study what plants and animals need to survive and how they obtain these necessities from their environment. Hands-on activities with plants found in the Tropical and Desert domes will guide students in this early discovery of plant adaptations.
    Registration Information
  • Grade 3–7
    Students will focus on plants as producers of oxygen and how life on earth depends on plants for survival. Students will learn how plants adapt to survive in desert and rainforest environments. Hands-on activities with plants found in the Tropical and Desert domes will lead students to a better understanding of plant adaptations.
    Registration Information
  • Grade 8–9
    Students will discuss photosynthesis as well as limiting factors such as sunlight and water in contrasting biomes. Students will also explore the effects of these factors on plant and animal adaptations. Hands-on activities with plants found in the Tropical and Desert domes along with a visit with a live animal will enhance student understanding of plant and animal adaptations.
    Registration Information
  • Grade 10–College
    Student discussions will focus on ecology and the limiting factors of desert and rainforest biomes. Hands-on activities with plants found in the Tropical and Desert domes, and the handling of an animal during classroom discussion will further strengthen student understanding of plant and animal adaptations.
    Registration Information

 

Program Registration
Reserve your field-trip program year round.


2014 Educational Program Fees (led by Conservatory Educator)
Program fees include admission to The Domes.
Note: Minimum of 20 Pre-paid Students/Adult Participants

Student Age 5 $2.50
Student Age 6–17 $6.00
Student Age 18+ or Adult Participant $8.00
Teacher, Free
Adult Chaperone $1.50 
Friends of The Domes admission rates do not apply to Educational Programs. All students and chaperones pay the fees listed.

For program registration contact the Education Coordinator 

Cancellations
Written notification of a class cancellation must be received by the Educator at least 4 days prior to the program. There will be a $25 charge for all refunds, with a 6-8 week processing time.

 

Scout Programs
Group Size: 20-200 Pre-paid Scouts
Boy and Girl Scouts in grades 1–12 will focus on rainforest and desert ecology, and plant and animal adaptations. Discussions will be appropriate for the grade level. The program is designed as an overview which may apply to components of several different badge requirements. To help you prepare for the program, see the Program Documents below. 

For program registration contact the Education Coordinator 

  

Program Documents


 

Friends of The Domes admission rates do not apply to Educational Programs. All attendees pay the fee listed.
For program registration, contact the Education Coordinator 
 


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

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