Kohl’s

Design It! Lab

Build, create, and have fun together!

Bring the whole family to the Kohl’s Design It! Lab and make wonderfully creative projects that you can take home.

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab is fun for the whole family!

Projects can take anywhere from 5-45 minutes, and a Kohl’s Design It! Lab team member will guide you through the use of tools like hot glue guns, heat sealers, and vacuum-formers.

Each month the Kohl’s Design It! Lab staff develops a new theme and new projects, so be sure to visit often!

 

Enjoyed by All Ages
Included in ticket price
Technology Building

Projects Currently Available - November 2018: Women in STEM in MKE

Create a prototype for a pair of safety classes.

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Aquarium Curators manage
aquatic exhibits at zoos and aquariums. Today you will build your own plastic aquarium and curate it with plants, marine animals, and underwater terrain.

*Inspirpation: Megan Ibar, Discovery World’s Aquarium Curator

Collect, color, identify, and curate these paper moths. Preserve adn archive these species so that future generations of scientists can make new discoveries.

*Inspiration: Dr. Jennifer Zaspel, Head of Zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Game designers focus on creating fascinating characters and astonishing worlds. Explore the Bucket Wall, find unique materials, and create your own environments and characters. Build your own diorama depicting a scene in the X, Y, and Z axis.

*Inspiration: Sarah Wright, UWM Undergraduate Student

Scientists discover the real stories of how the universe and everything in it works. Scientists make guesses, experiment, and gather data. They observe. They ask great questions like, “What if?” Then they write down what they’ve discovered and share it with the world. Create your very own journal and story guide and become the next science storyteller and author.

*Inspiration: Kate Slattery, Science & Technology Author

What does it take to captain a ship? Science! Navigation, meteorology, psychology, marine engineering, and a whole lot more. Oh, and you have to be a leader. Being awesome helps too. Create this Maritime Compass that will help you find your way wherever you are in the world.

*Inspiration: Captain Tiffany Krihwan, Captain of the S/V Denis Sullivan

Design and build your very own dreaming and thinking cap. Top it off with a propellor and dream big dreams about soaring through the air. And look good going it.

*Inspiration: Kari Berna, Future Helicopter Pilot

Wish you could sleep through the winter like bears do? It would be nice. You’d miss out on all the sledding, of course. And the hot chocolate after sledding. Still, it might be worth it. Many animals put themselves in a state of suspended animation to survive the harshest months. Build this Hibernation Station and keep your favorite critters warm, cozy, and safe through the winter.

*Inspiration: Kirsten Meyer, Naturalist with the Urban Ecology Center & Julia Robson, Conservation Biologist with Waukesha County Parks

Technical Designers are the engineers of the design industry. Once a designer has created a home product, Technical Designers figure out how it can be mass produced. Become a Technical Designer with your very own Tech Pack that includes materials, measurements and more. Take it home and start designing!

*Inspiration: Kami Amann, Kohl’s Technical Designer

Discover the Upcycling Wall

Transform old magazines, egg cartons, ribbon, cardboard, yarn, bubble wrap, Popsicle sticks, and other interesting materials into whatever you can think of!

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab is open to all ages. Specific projects will be available for different age groups.

Kids Corner

Complete with highchairs, tiny tables and stools, markers and crayons, all sorts of building blocks, and pillows, the Kids Corner is the perfect place for active makers 5 and under.

Join in the fun!

NEW! Now open on Fridays (October-May) from 10am-3:45pm with last seating for project creation at 3:15pm.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4:45pm with last seating for project creation at 4:15pm.

FREE with general admission or Discovery World Membership!

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Technology Building

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join in the fun!

NEW! Now open on Fridays (October-May) from 10am-3:45pm with last seating for project creation at 3:15pm.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4:45pm with last seating for project creation at 4:15pm.

FREE with general admission or Discovery World Membership!

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Technology Building

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Educators

We know that educators are always looking for ways to enhance their everyday curriculum. That’s where we can help!

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab offers exciting programming through either onsite interdisciplinary workshops offered as part of your field trip visit to Discovery World, or as the Kohl’s Design! Mobile lab –an onsite teaching lab that brings the learning experience to your classroom!

Both of these options will give your students a unique learning opportunity through these hands-on design experiences.

Learn more about the Kohl’s Design It! Lab for your school

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With all of our memberships you’ll receive free admission, program discounts, special member-only events, and more! Members also enjoy FREE access to the Kohl’s Design It! Lab every weekend of the year.

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Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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General Admission

Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at Admissions. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Open until 3 (before close) 4p today
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p

Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Get Directions
Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14
Military* Active Duty & Veterans $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at Admissions. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Open until 3 (before close) 4p today
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p