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

These are the cutest microorganisms that live in conditions of extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity, or chemical concentration that you have ever seen!

Pompeii worms are one of the most heat-tolerant animals on Earth and they are found attached to hydrothermal vents in the depths of the ocean. Make like a hydrothermal vent and snap one of these Pompeii Worm bracelets on!

Make a light-up Jellyfish that mimics the real-life Cnidarians that show off their bioluminescence (the ability to produce light) in the darkness of the ocean deep.

Bath bombs were already great for an at-home spa day. Now you can turn your relaxing bath into a paleontological dig site!

The Peregrine Falcon’s name comes from the Latin word peregrinus, which means “to wander”. Hopefully, this flyer won’t wander too far from you as you send it soaring!

Blue Whales are the largest animal known to have ever existed. You would never get a real one to fit in the tub, unless your bathtub is the ocean, so you can make this fun squirting whale toy instead!

Cheetahs are the fastest land mammal on earth and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Create your own speed racer to see if you can reach top speeds!

Assemble a working automaton that mimics the movement of a majestic elephant.

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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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 today10
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 4p today10
Mon-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p