Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Magical Evening Under Glass

As I menioned in Friday's post, I spent the evening at the Mitchell Park Conservatory (aka The Domes) as a volunteer photographer for their annual Rainforest Night.  It was a fun (and might I say, packed) evening full of fun activities that let families learn about different aspects of a rainforest environment.

They had pretty birds:

Reptiles and insects:


And, of course, food:

They even had a special theatrical presentation, sponsored by Kohl's:

Speaking of theatre, they have a special display in the Show Dome through November 4 spotlighting the novel Don Quixote.  If you are unfamiliar with the book (and musical "Man of LaMancha"), it focuses on Don Quixote, a man so full of imagination he's deemed crazy, and his sidekick Sancho (with his trusty burro).  I had the pleasure of running the light board for Waukesha Civic Theatre's presentation of "Man of LaMancha" back in 2001, and it was the best production I had ever seen there.  After 9 performances, I was still fascinated and entertained.

The only thing they didn't have was Don Quixote "tilting at the windmill".  A missed opportunity, I believe:

In between getting photographs of the Rainforest Night event, I took some photos of The Domes at dusk and at night.  This was taken from inside the desert dome of the show dome:

This one is of the show dome later that night:

And this one is of the entrance with the desert dome in the background:

If you're ever in Milwaukee and are looking for someplace to visit for the whole family, the Domes are a great place to spend some time.  For more information, click here.


  1. a nice place.
    By the way...I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Head over to see what it's all about.

    1. Thanks, Joanna!! I have never heard of this Blog Award, so I'm honored. Have a great week!