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

Create a stunning decoration to catch the sun’s rays of light through your window.

Discover how clouds form by constructing a spinning zoetrope that shows the development of a Cumulonimbus cloud.

Weathervanes are one of the earliest instruments used to determine the direction of the wind. Roosters may be the most iconic symbol when it comes to weathervanes, but we have a version that features a flapping seagull, or as we like to call them, the roosters of the sea.

Sure, you can try to dance around and make it rain, that’s fun, but here is a guarantee. Use the power of Light Emitting Diodes to sprinkle multi-colored rain down on any situation. Attach it to your shirt, your hat, your ceiling above your bed and bring the rain anytime.

We’ve got cows, houses, people and tornados! Tornados are one of the most violent and fascinating weather events in nature. Explore these rotating funnels by making hand powered natural disaster. The faster you spin farther the pieces fly or tie them on and watch them hurl around in your tornadic creation.

There’s nothing more disappointing than being out on the golf course with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird with the sun in your eyes. Or even worse, it starts to rain! Make yourself one of these super stylish hats to keep yourself dry and shaded from the elements.

Did you know that the earliest known kites date back more than 2,000 years? Assemble this Stingray Kite to fly on a blustery day!

Toy boats have been found across the world and date back over a 5,000 years.
Take advantage of the latest rain storm and learn how to build your own boat and race it in a puddle near you! Choose from three different power sources: a propeller, a sail, or choose to make your custom toy boat “balloon powered”!

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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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 the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Open until 5p today
Mon-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 the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Open until 5p today
Mon-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p