2024 Discount Days Announced for Domes, Wehr Nature Center

Milwaukee County Parks is offering special discounts to visitors of the Mitchell Park Domes and Wehr Nature Center.

On the last Thursday of every month, admission to the Domes will be discounted to just $5.00. Visitors of Wehr Nature Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, will have their parking fees waived. 

“Our Milwaukee County Parks offer an array of budget-friendly nature activities for all our residents and their families to enjoy,” says Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.

“The Mitchell Park Domes and the Wehr Nature Center are accessible ways to have your family experience the beautiful weather, get them inspired by nature, and encourage them to discover new ways to get involved outdoors.”

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is a living plant museum with a permanent collection of over 1,800 plant species that represent plant life from across the globe.

The mission of the Conservatory is to inspire people through plants, and as part of the Milwaukee County Park system, the Domes also play a key role in the county’s vision that by achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county in Wisconsin, as studies have shown that plants have a wide variety of mental wellness benefits.

Currently displayed within the Floral Show Dome is this year’s Spring show, “Abstracting Georgia O’Keeffe”, a floral tribute to the art of Georgia O’Keeffe unfolds in the Show Dome, revealing the blooms of spring in all their glory.

“The County Parks is thrilled to announce this year’s discount days for both the Mitchell Park Domes and Wehr Nature Center,” said Guy Smith, Executive Director at Milwaukee County Parks.

“With discounted admission prices to the Domes and waived parking fees for Wehr Nature Center, people from all over are able to enjoy some of Milwaukee’s most beautiful destinations at a lower price. Milwaukeeans give so much to their parks, and this is one of the many ways that we’re able to give back to them.”

At Wehr Nature Center, explore more than five miles of nature trails through woodland, wetland, prairie and oak savanna on 220 acres of protected land in Whitnall Park.

Just outside the Visitor Center, you’ll discover labeled gardens featuring prairie, woodland and other plant varieties; a natural play space with a log cabin playhouse especially for kids; and a deck over Mallard Lake. Wehr Nature Center, which takes pride in its many accessibility features, also hosts nature-themed educational programming and special events year-round. 

More information

Mitchell Park Domes

524 S Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215

Mon., Weds., Thu., Fri. – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Sat. & Sun. – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Closed on Tuesdays

Wehr Nature Center

9701 West College Avenue, Franklin, WI 53132

Visitor Center – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., seven days a week

The Nature Store is open on an irregular schedule; please call (414) 425-8550 for current daily hours.

Trails – Open dawn to dusk, daily, year round

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