Best Science Kits for Kids!

Some of the best science kits for kids have stood the test of time! Ones we reviewed now, brought back memories of our own childhood days of Ant Farms and rock tumbling. These are the kits that children won’t even realize they are developing science skills. These kits reinforce education across multiple scientific categories and can lead them to many different areas of interest — biology, chemistry, anatomy, etc. Here are some great science kits we found for your child to learn explore an interest in science.

Uncle Milton Ant Farm


Start with some of the classics if your child has not experienced the joy of taking care of their very own creatures! Teach them the ways of ant life and how they work together. Watch the ants tunnel before your very eyes…knowing that they can lift up to 5,000 times their body weight! Recommended age 6-15 years.

Insect Lore Original Butterfly Garden


Another classic for the kids! They will love watching their caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. It is also a great opportunity for your future entomologist to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Teach them the steps of metamorphosis! Recommended age 4-15 years.

AMSCOPE Beginner Microscope Kit


Here’s a fun science toy for your future microbiologist! Take the prepared slides in this kit and show them how to use a microscope to view them. For ages 8-15 years. STEM recommended.

SmartLab Toys Secret Formula Lab


This is a must have science kit to prepare your child for that honors chemistry class in highschool! A highly recommended STEM chemistry-focused kit that includes 40 experiments–chemicals provided and your own common kitchen ingredients. Recommended age is 8 to 15 years. Get it now to begin a fun educational experience!

National Geographic Mega Gemstone Mine


Have your little “geologist” dig up some really cool gemstones and crystals. This is an excellent STEM science toy that includes information about each of the 15 stones included. Recommended age 6-15 years.

Creativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium


Got any future botanists in the family? This is a nice, simple terrarium that your child will enjoy growing plants in. It includes a jar for your child to decorate and some very cool glow-in-the-dark stickers! This is an educational yet fun science toy as your child must learn about the importance of providing plenty of water and sunlight. Another kit to fit the ‘S’ in STEM! For ages 6 and up.

Smithsonian Mega Science Lab


Last, but not least, this is another option for your older kids (ages 10-15 years). This science toy includes multiple science kits. Build a volcano, learn about the weather, grow crystals, dig for dinos, and more.

Let us know about your own experiences with these science kits and what you think we need to add to our list of best science kits for kids!