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

“Rosie the Riveter” was the star of a government campaign aimed at recruiting female workers during World War II. Now, we are recruiting YOU to complete your own version of this iconic image of the working woman.

Design and build a structure that could reshape the skylines of the world. Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-born British architect, did just that with her brilliant geometric buildings. You can too!

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space. Her job aboard the shuttle was to work the robotic arm that helped put satellites into space. Help recreate this historic flight by building your very own shuttle.

Captain Tiffany Krihwan is the Senior Captain of Discovery World’s very own tall ship, the S/V Denis Sullivan. She uses this unique platform and her superior sailing knowledge to provide marine education, leadership training, and personal development to visitors of all ages. Create your own Captain’s Badge or accessory inspired by Captain Tiffany!

In July of 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. Through her more than 50 years of work, she has shown us how important it is to protect chimps from extinction, while completely redefining species conservation. Become one of her cherished chimpanzees by making and wearing this adorable mask.

You get a bobble head! And YOU get a bobble head! Oprah Winfrey is much more than an acclaimed TV show host and giver of vehicles to screaming fans. As a philanthropist, she has and continues to raise millions for charitable programs. Make your own mini version of one of the most influential women of her generation.

Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure events are the world’s largest fundraising events for breast cancer education and research. Komen was created with the promise to help end breast cancer forever. Show your support by creating an interactive runner puppet and by participating in Southeast Wisconsin’s Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 24th on Milwaukee’s Lakefront!

Dr. Maya Angelou was a poet, award-winning author, and civil rights activist. As Maya said, “Nothing will work unless you do”, so get to work on your own tea light that will remind you of her powerful words.

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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Membership is the best (and most cost-saving way) for your family to enjoy fun and learning throughout the year!

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 the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

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

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 4p today
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10 - 5