Science Kits for Kids

Make learning fun and exciting with the best science kits for children, handpicked by experts.

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Looking for the perfect science kits for kids? Consider it done! Our science staff has teamed up with leading education experts to find science kits children truly love. All products featured here are high quality, affordable, eye-opening, and most importantly, really fun. We've also checked online reviews for each kit to ensure people were satisfied with the products in general. 

Every child has different tastes and interests, but the products shown here were consistently popular with kids of all ages when we shared them. We reviewed over a hundred science kits and kids science experiments (and yes, had way too much fun doing it) and selected the very best ones. So no matter what kind of science lab kit for kids you're looking for - we've got you covered!

If your little scientist loves to explore the world hands on, he or she will love these gifts. Get ready for big eyes and big smiles! PS: We've just published a new collection of the best science toys for kids, check it out.

Science Project Kits For Kids

Chemistry Science Kit

Recommended Age: 10+

Chemistry Science Kit
This is the best chemistry set for kids we've reviewed. Children can set up their own lab space and learn how to safely handle the equipment and chemicals. Great to prepare for a lifetime of fascination with essential science lessons and 125 unique experiments.
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Disgusting Science Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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Educate your child about their own body! Kids will learn fun facts about different body parts and become completely grossed out as they take biology to a whole new level. Lots of fun, really educational, and highly recommended! One of the best kids' science experiments.
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Beginner Microscope Kit

Recommended Age: 6+

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This is the best beginner microscope kit for children. It includes excellent magnification (1200x) so kids can see the world in amazing detail on a tiny level. Includes a great case with 49 accessories, featuring lots of samples to explore.
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Botany Greenhouse

Recommended Age: 5+

Botany Greenhouse
Budding botanists will love getting their hands dirty with this unique biological science experiment kit. They'll learn about plants and seeds by conducting research in a specially designed botanical laboratory with greenhouse domes.
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Robotics - Smart Machines

Recommended Age: 8+

Robotics - Smart Machines
This kid's science lab gives children a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight amazing motorized machines. It's an awesome introduction to science, engineering, robotics, and electronics - all at the same time!
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Snap Circuits Light Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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Watch and be amazed at what music can do with this great kit that combines music and science. Connect any MP3 player and watch all the cool things electrical engineering can achieve. A great science project for kids that offers hours and hours of fun!
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Physics Workshop

Recommended Age: 8+

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This physics kit includes more than 300 pieces that let kids build a windmill, a two-speed crane, a force scale, a sail car, a mars robot, a hammer machine, and other contraptions. It's an excellent intro to simple machines and physics in general. 
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Solar Robot Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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This solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes - all while teaching about electricity, solar power, and physics. Provides a fun introduction to renewable energy and other topics that will only become more relevant in the future.
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Explore Your DNA Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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This modern science kit makes learning of the central concepts of molecular biology child's play. Extract DNA from a fruit then probe and spool real DNA, build a double helix, solve a chromosome puzzle, and ask, "Is it a boy or a girl?"
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Magnetic Science Lab

Recommended Age: 8+

Magnetic Science Lab
Kids can explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments. This science experiment kit contains many magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which they can explore this classic subject.
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The Human Body Kit

Recommended Age: 5+

The Human Body Kit
A great way for children to learn about the human body by doing experiments with all five senses that show them how the body works. By exploring the outside of their body with hands-on experiments, kids will learn a lot about their inside anatomy. 
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Stepping Into Science

Recommended Age: 5+

Stepping Into Science
Begin a lifetime of scientific  investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: Nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water. Learn what plants need in order to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, and lots more.
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Volcano Making Kit

Recommended Age: 7+

Volcano Making Kit
Ok, this kit is simply amazing: It's a truly hands-on science project that creates a simulated erupting volcano. Challenge your child's imagination and help them learn about the awesome power of volcanoes and other natural forces. It's really affordable, too.
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Ice Cream Science Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

Ice Cream Science Kit
What do you get when you mix science and ice cream? Huge smiles and delicious fun! Conduct cool experiments to explore why salt is used in ice cream making, how to make ice cream smooth or gritty, and more. Oh, did we mentioned that you'll eat lots of ice cream?
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Magnetic Levitation Set

Recommended Age: 8+

Magnetic Levitation Set
This kit teaches kids about magnetic force through several fun, hands-on experiments, including floating a pencil, levitating a screw, building a maglev, and much more. Get ready to defy gravity and to teach your child about the invisible power of magnetism.
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Secret Formula Lab

Recommended Age: 8+

Kids absolutely love this awesome science lab kit that allows them to conduct 20 eye-opening experiments that glow, ooze, and more in your kitchen. This set makes science a fun adventure and will satisfy and engage your child's natural curiosity.
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Mind Blowing Science Kit

Recommended Age: 4+

This kit teaches several scientific principles with unique experiments such as creating a sunset in a test tube or making a color-changing volcano. Children love learning new things and this set will keep them excited with lots of interactive experiments.
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Snap Circuits Electronics Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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This classic toy gives your kid an education in how electrical circuits work. Includes more than 100 exciting projects like working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren. A great way to learn while having fun!
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Kitchen Science Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

Perform six clever science experiments using common kitchen ingredients. Your child will learn how to generate electricity using a lemon, launch a rocket with vinegar, write invisible messages, and more. A great gift for little science enthusiasts!
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Early Math Discovery Kit

Recommended Age: 2+

One of the best introductions to math around. Kids will start with number recognition and counting tasks, then advance to simple addition and subtraction with objects and numbers, patterning, early problem solving, and comparing quantities. Really great!
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Magic Science Kit

Recommended Age: 6+

The perfect gift for any scientist or wizard in training. This unique and educational make-it-yourself kit teaches kids about the magic of science and the science behind magic. Includes nine seemingly impossible activities for hours and hours of fun.
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Electricity & Magnetism Set

Recommended Age: 8+

Let your child discover the relationship between electricity and magnetism and explore the concepts of electricity with these easy snap together blocks. Includes 60 electrifying experiments that stimulate the imagination and teach real science.
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Motors & Generators Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

Electric motors and generators are in countless devices, appliances, and vehicles we use every day. They are an essential technology in our modern world. With this kit, kids can conduct 25 experiments to learn how it all works, while having tons of fun.
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Rocket Science Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

Physics comes alive in this action-packed series of experiments centered around the classic "stomp-on" rocket. Children can launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces as well as gravity, inertia, and other principles.
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Crystal Growing Kit

Recommended Age: 10+

We absolutely love this crystal growing kit from Thames & Kosmos. The 15 included experiments progress from simple to complex, providing the perfect learning experience for new chemists. Grow dozens of dazzling crystals for weeks of fun.
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Intro to Engineering

Recommended Age: 5+

This kit welcomes young children to the field of engineering with 25 experiments and building projects. By engaging in hands-on activities, children will learn how engineers apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design fascinating machines and devices.
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Spirograph Deluxe Set

Recommended Age: 5+

Spirograph is back, and it's better than ever. Since it was first introduced in 1965, Spirograph has made it possible for aspiring artists
of all ages to create beautifully intricate mathematical designs. A classic gift that's still as enlightening and fun as ever.
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Mechanical Gears Set

Recommended Age: 6+

This set introduces young engineers and physicists to how gears are used to increase speed, change force, or transfer motion from one position to another. Build six working models including a gearbox, an egg beater, a helicopter, and a high speed fan.
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Genetics and DNA Kit

Recommended Age: 10+

Kids head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the brand  of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNS, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. An amazing set with intelligent, real DNA experiments. 
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Optical Science Experiments

Recommended Age: 8+

Astonish your child with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as he or she explores human perception and the physics of light. Includes a large variety of experiments, including a fiber optic peacock, 3D diffraction glasses, and a camera obscura.
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Illusion Science Set

Recommended Age: 7+

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This kit lets children experiment with 20 classic optical illusions to explore the scientific principles behind each one. It includes everything they need to entertain friends and family while learning new things. Perfect for young scientists with an interest in optics.
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Math Magic

Recommended Age: 8+

Math Magic makes learning math fun! Kids will find out how to amaze their audience with number magic, speed calculations, and funny math tricks. Includes over 15 routines, puzzles, and games that help your child start loving math at an early age.
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Arduino Uno Starter Kit

Recommended Age: 12+

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Arduino is a tiny, affordable computer that's perfect to help children learn about computer science, electrical engineering, and programming. This set includes all required components to make dozens of projects, all while learning valuable skills.
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Forensics Lab

Recommended Age: 8+

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If your child is ready to investigate science, this forensics kit makes it easy and fun.They will learn a lot about science by detecting and collecting the fingerprints of friends and family just like a grown-up detective would. Very affordable and thoroughly entertaining.
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Science Wiz Inventions Kit

Recommended Age: 8+

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With this kit, children discover "why" as well as "how" common electronic components work through the use of everyday materials. Each project contributes to a broader understanding of how things work. A great gift to encourage independent learning.
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Climate & Weather Set

Recommended Age: 

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With a plethora of experiments, kids can investigate specific weather phenomena as well as the climate system in general. Let them build a model of Earth's atmosphere, and then use it to conduct experiments that show how the global wind system works.
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Science Experiments For Children

No matter what type of science lab kits for kids and kid’s science experiments you’re looking for, there’s something here for everybody. During our extensive play tests (yes, they were way too much fun) we reviewed dozens of products and only selected the best ones. Especially when it comes to the best chemistry sets for kids there is a lot of selection, but very few actually stood out in terms of quality, learning, and entertainment. If you have additional suggestions for science kits for children and for small science experiments for kids that you think should be on this list, please get in touch on our About page. We’d love to hear from you. Enjoy sharing these science toys and have fun!

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