Tonight, I will be volunteering as an event photographer at Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Conservatory, also known as the Domes. The Domes will be hosting Rainforest Night, where families can come and listen to music, see a cooking demonstration, learn about carnivorous plants, and tour the tropical dome with only the use of a flashlight. Also, from 8 until 9 p.m. there will be a light show.
The Mitchell Park Domes were created in 1967 by Donald Grieb, and each dome has it's own unique ecosystem. One is a desert:
One is tropical:
And the third dome is considered the "show dome" where different displays are rotated each season. I took these photos last spring while volunteering at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful's Green Living Festival.
I always enjoy visiting the domes, and I think tonight's event will be a lot of fun. The Domes are open 365 days a year, is one of Milwaukee's most popular tourist spots, and have many events scheduled throughout the year. So even in winter, we have a place to go and smell the flowers.