Bring your flashlights and spend an adventurous night in the rainforest at Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Boulevard, on Friday, October 8 from 6pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy an educational tour of the tropical dome (for all ages) only guided by the glow of your flashlight and Tiki torches. Observers will get glimpses of trees and plants that supply us with cocoa, vanilla, coffee, chicle, lumber, medicines, spices, fruits and juices.
NEW this year is a Make-Your-Own Tropical Sundae and the grand opening of the New Education Center! Participants will learn about the life-sustaining role the earth’s rainforests play in our everyday lives while sampling tasty treats from chocolate and nuts to exotic fruits and juices. Meet exotic birds up close and enjoy a live musical performance in the Show Dome by KT’s Universal Love Band, a returning favorite by all. All samples are included in general admission. Sandwiches will be available for purchase by Zilli’s.
Rainforest Night is proud to partner with Buddy Squirrel/Quality Candies, Center for Avian Rehabilitation and Education (CARE), Fair Trade Coalition, Four Corners of the World, Friends of the Domes, KT’s Universal Love Band, Stone Creek Coffee and Zilli’s Hospitality Group.
The Domes are open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. On Friday, October 8, 2010, the Domes will reopen for Rainforest Night at 6pm. Adult admission is $6.50. Children ages 6-17 are $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Milwaukee County Senior Citizens (with proof of residency) are $5.00. Friends of the Domes and registered volunteers are free. Interested volunteers should contact Paula Zamiatowski at the Domes. For more information contact Mitchell Park Domes at (414) 649-9830.