Let’s talk about the best science kits — kits that make good gifts for kids.
Discover a science kit to get your kids enthusiastic about learning science.
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Best Science Kits for Kids
Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set
This set is perfect for the youngest of learners. It includes activity cards for kids to start experimenting with the eyedropper, flask, tweezers, test tubes, funnel, and magnifying glass.
My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
A 20-piece kit for young scientists to learn about chemical reactions.
National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab
Do your kids love slime? This is a great starter kit for kids to make 8 types of slime and putty including magnetic putty, fluffy slime, and glow0in0the-dark putty. Includes storage tins and accessories and a 16-page guide. Non-toxic.
Magic Science for Wizards Kit
Make your own chemistry magic!
Snap Circuits Electronics Exploration Kit
Learn about electricity and magnetism in this 40+ part kit that will guide you through projects using switches, electrodes, an electromagnet, a motor, and much more.
National Geographic Geode Kit
Isn’t this the coolest? Break open these geodes then read the learning guide to learn more about them.
Edible Candy! Food Science Chemistry Kit
Yum! Make chewy jelly candies, crystal rock candy, chocolates, lollipops, and experiment with food chemistry!
Wow– this is a fantastic microscope with three magnification levels as well as a petri dish, stains, forceps, dropper, slides, guides, and more.
Electric Motors Catalyst
I can’t wait to try this with my kids — it looks so cool! Build and rebuild a robotic creation using an electric motor and over 50 parts!
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Marvel comic book fans, now you can make your own gauntlet! Snap together the electronics to build circuits the customize your gauntlet. Videos for over 18 in-app activities, wearable Tech sensors, in-app block coding, customizable LED Matrix light design, and authentic Marvel Avengers sound effects. ALSO ON: STEM GIFT GUIDE
Sick Science! Fast Physics
Discover inertia, potential and kinetic energy, gravity, acceleration and more.
Explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler
Get your kids into geology! Start polishing your own gems with the included half lbs of gemstones, rock information, and jewelry fastenings. ALSO ON: STEM GIFT GUIDE
Build Your Own V8 Engine
Easily assemble this science kit with over 100 parts, includes a working electric motor, light up spark plugs, engine sounds and automatic shut off. Discover how an internal combustion engine works. Construct a fully working model with see-through workings and chrome-plated plastic trim pieces.
Crystal Growing Experimental Kit by 4M 7
Crystal experiments are always amazing to watch!
Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore
Observe five real caterpillars eat and grow to form their chrysalis and then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. We’ve done this for several years and it is absolutely enchanting! That being said, I just learned that sometimes this is not good for the environment if the Painted Lady butterflies are not normally part of your ecosystem. You might want to do a bit of research on that and decide for yourself.
Groovy Lab in a Box
A monthly subscription of hands-on science kits.
Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Lab
Slime is hot right now! This kit gives older tweens and teens everything they need for cool slime experiments along with an activity guide.