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 - January 2019: Best of KDI

You are an intergalactic adventurer, and your UFO has crash-landed on Earth. Fortunately, you have found the Kohl’s Design It! Lab. Go to the bucket wall of recycled parts and scavenge just the right materials. Design and build your very own, very new spaceship so that you can fly home.

This deck functions with independent trucks, has poly wheels and anti-slip grip tape. Learn about jigs and industrial presses when you cut your own wheels and center the axles.

Our most popular grabber! This thing will literally grab anything you need. Unless the thing you need to grab is lava. Then it won’t.

This was one of our most popular coloring projects of the year! Take a cloud. Color it. Cut it out. Attach it to a fiber optic LED. Attach your cloud to your hat, shirt, or jacket. Make it rain!

You can put time in a bottle, the world in a bottle, a message in a bottle, a genie in a bottle, and, of course, a ship in a bottle. Learn how to build an Impossible Bottle complete with a ship, beach toys, a treasure chest, and more.

The world’s largest land mammal made from folded paper has a trunk that you animate by pulling gently its tail.

You are a paleontologist. Using your picks, brushes, and mini-magnifying glass, your job is to uncover and identify evidence of ancient life. You’ll be so preoccupied with whether you could, you won’t stop to think if you should! Of course you should! This is paleontology.

They chew up coral and poop sand, and they have some of the toughest teeth in the world. Build your very own Parrotfish Chomper and control its chomp with the flick of your finger.

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

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