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 - December 2019: A Magical, Mystical, Mysterious Season!

In Russian fairy tales the Firebird is a famous mythical creature, sought by Princes and Kings for her beauty and magical powers. When she sings she cures sickness and injuries, and when she cries pearls fall from her eyes. It’s a difficult quest to find and capture her, just like finding the right words for an internet search. Make your own Fiberd Firebird at the Kohl’s Design It! Lab. She is modernized for the future, with fiber optics. Fiber optics are used as light guides in darkness and for faster, further internet connections. She’s harder to catch and brighter than ever!

Gnomes have been around since the early 1800’s and were said to provide protection to whoever may possess the creature. Come to Discovery World to create your very own ShrinkIt Trinket! This tiny shrunken trinket of a gnome is an open-ended project that will allow kids to get creative while following directions and tuning their fine motor skills. And who doesn’t need a good protecting gnome in their life?!

 

 

Unicorns are one of the most well-known mythical creatures, they originated in Greek mythology and have been reinterpreted many different ways throughout time. Have you ever wanted to be a unicorn? Now you can with the magical unicorn headgear at the Kohl’s Design It! Lab. Throughout the project, you’ll learn how to use a vacuum-former, develop your fine motor skills and creative sensibilities. Each horn is 100% customizable and illuminate in the dark.

 

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the creators of scratch-and- sniff stickers and your everyday nightlight were to come together and make something wonderful, wonder no longer. The Winter Wonderlight answers this and many more questions like what would happen if I shone a light through a clear piece of plastic with a design etched into it? Can I draw with a screwdriver? So, come make your own Winter Wonderlight, and have (almost) all your craziest questions answered this December, because the only question that we really don’t have an answer for is “why not?”

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

Discover More

Innovation Station

Automation Everywhere

Denis Sullivan

Great Lakes Future

Membership pays for itself in just two visits!

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.

  • Free, Unlimited Daily Admission
  • Discounts on Programs
  • Advance Notice of Events and Programs
  • Special Member Only Events
  • Reciprocal Admission to Over 300 STEM Museums Worldwide
Join Today, Renew, or Give a Gift Membership

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

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

Open until 5p today
Tues-Fri 9am - 4pm
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 $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

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