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

Join in the fun!

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab is open to the public on:

  • Fridays (October-May) from 10am-3:45pm with last seating for project creation at 3:15pm.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10am*-4:45pm with last seating for project creation at 4:15pm.

FREE with general admission or Discovery World Membership!

The Kohl’s Design It ! Lab is located on the 2nd Floor of the Technology Building.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join in the fun!

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab is open to the public on:

  • Fridays (October-May) from 10am-3:45pm with last seating for project creation at 3:15pm.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10am*-4:45pm with last seating for project creation at 4:15pm.

FREE with general admission or Discovery World Membership!

The Kohl’s Design It ! Lab is located on the 2nd Floor of the Technology Building.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Projects Currently Available - March 2020: March Mathness

Build your top from the bottom up; then start mixing color fast. Why color fast? Because you will use speed to mix the colors. How you might ask? Here is an example; color one half of your top-cape red and one half blue and when you spin the top you are mixing colors as a fun visual experiment. This spinning top project will allow for a great number of variations in color combinations and patterns for unlimited fun. Ages 3+ 

The Spinning Light Show. It combines the ideas of physics and color to create a mesmerizing top that will spin for ages. The pieces can be rearranged to see which combination spins the longest. LED lights can be paired inside the top, and when it spins watch the colors merge together to form something new. This project is a great way to learn about simple circuits, physics properties, and color theory. Ages 5+

This project is a fun and educational tool that makes visualizing and comparing fractions easy as pie. The colored semi-circles overlap, creating new colors and fractions that can be lined up with the guides below. Fractions are on the list of requirements for Milwaukee students. So, pick up one of these handy watches and master the art of pie! Ages 6+

Introducing Douglas “Spiro” Marten, the American Marten that lives in Wisconsin! This forest creature is an endangered species. How do we consider a species to be endangered? Find out this and more… You will learn a lifelong skill in simple sewing to make a cute little wallet. Inside the wallet, there is a Spirograph, which will help you track Douglas’ latest adventure! A spirograph is a fun way to create mathematical art with gears, some colored pens and craft paper. Ages 8+

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.

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 $20
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

CLOSED
Tues-Fri CLOSED -
Sat & Sun CLOSED -

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 $20
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

CLOSED
Tues-Fri CLOSED -
Sat & Sun CLOSED -