The Best Science Subscription Boxes for Kids

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Whether it's math, writing, or science, bringing their studies outside of the classroom can show kids why education really matters. Has science piqued your kiddo’s interest? Consider finding ways to bring science lessons into their daily lives. And don’t worry; we’re not suggesting you spend hours creating a full-blown lesson plan. Instead, use high-quality science subscription boxes to keep your kids entertained and always learning.

Why Kids Need Science 

It’s no secret that children are curious, and science is a great way to harness that curiosity. Scientific exploration encourages kids to ask questions, develop hypotheses, and use critical thinking to solve problems. Bringing science from the classroom into the home is a great way to further your child’s education and show them that it’s okay to be curious. 

Science Subscription Boxes

Thankfully, you can keep your kids curious and imaginative while engaging their growing brains with STEM subscription boxes. These boxes are designed to teach children the ins and outs of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Whether you'd like to introduce them to coding (and no, you don't have to know how to do it yourself!) or help them DIY their hearts out with incredible science experiments, why not make everyday one that's filled with plenty of learning fun?

These subscription boxes are truly one-of-a-kind. Take the Bitsbox subscription for example. This monthly box delivers coding projects that teach kids how to make video games. (Yes, you read that right — video games). Right from the very first box, your kids will be engaged and looking at the world around them with a newfound curiosity.

At-home learning is never-ending. Sure, the pandemic may be over, but that doesn’t mean kids shouldn’t be learning at home anymore. As parents, it’s important to help your kids apply what they learn at school to the real world. Keep reading for more science-focused subscription services that are perfect for your little one to do at home.

Bitsbox

Bitsbox

From $24.95 per box
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Like a little passport to a world beyond screens, Bitsbox helps get kids involved with the creative side of technology through age-appropriate coding projects. Kids ages 6-12 are walked through the process of creating and building apps all by themselves, using colorful guides and thought-provoking progression. They'll also get a sticker sheet to chart their progress and fun extras!

Shipping: Your first Bitsbox ships immediately within 1 business day of your order being placed. Subsequent boxes ship every month thereafter!

“My son loved it and he really enjoyed the activities in the box! Looking forward to the next box.” – Deann H.

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

From $104.97 per box
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It's never too late to learn new skills! While there are many tech gifts on the market, Creation Crate definitely ranks high on the cool gifts list in the STEM world. This unique gift will have him learning new skills in electronics, coding, circuitry, and engineering with monthly or quarterly hands-on projects. Each project includes an online course with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. The perfect gift for gadget lovers looking for a new techy project.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on the next Tuesday or Friday. If you purchase a: Monthly subscription, you will receive your next box every 30 days. Quarterly subscription, you will receive your next box every 90 days. Semi-Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every 180 days. Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every year.

"I bought the 12 project box. I've made a few of the projects, and so far they've been fun! Glad I decided to check it out. My favorite so far has been the mood lamp--I'm currently working on a battery operated version that I can take to work once I'm back in the office. - Rachel C.

STEM Discovery Boxes - STEM Science for Kids

STEM Discovery Boxes - STEM Science for Kids

From $24.95 per box
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Keep the learning going at home with STEM Discovery Boxes. Go beyond the school essentials with a box that brings 3 STEM projects or experiments every month with all supplies included. Hands-on activities help middle schoolers and older children explore the spectrum of STEM disciplines and careers like electronics, chemistry, physics, coding, hydraulics and more.

Shipping: Orders placed on or before the 16th of the month, first box will ship between the 20th-27th of the month. Orders placed after the 16th, first box will ship between the 20th-27th of the following month.

"My grandson loves these projects. Great way to spend time together." - Teresa P.

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

From $28.95 per box
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This monthly subscription box combines science experiments and art projects to provide educational, imaginative, and creative activities for developing the whole child. All needed eco-friendly materials are included for up to 6 projects per themed box. Boxes also include a 12-page educational magazine jam-packed with puzzles, games, book recommendations, and additional project ideas related to the monthly theme. Green Kid Crafts makes a great gift and is perfect for ages 2 through 10.

Shipping: We are shipping on schedule! Free Shipping for US orders! Your order is shipped from our facilities between 1-4 days of being placed, and you will be notified with details. Subsequent boxes ship monthly from your first order.

“First box was a complete delight for the two 3-year-olds in my care. They were completely engaged with the art/science/exploration materials for several hours. The families appreciated that everything included is recyclable. I loved that everything I needed was in the box and I could see them learning as they played. It's just what I hoped for.” – Tyra M.

Messy Play Kits monthly subscription

Messy Play Kits monthly subscription

From $41.58 per box
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It's time to give your toddlers a hands-on experience to remember with Messy Play Kits and Sensory Bins. Perfect for kids ages 3 and up, choose the Messy Play Kit for science, sensory toys, and art activities, or the Sensory Bin, a themed selection of reusable materials and props for imaginative tactile play, like water beads, scoops, and small toys.

Shipping: We ship on the 8th of every month.

“My son loves this subscription! When we got our first box he was so excited to start playing. I ordered this based on the suggestion from someone that he might be acting out because he was sensory seeking. I honestly never thought of the connection, but he seems to not be hitting as much. He plays with it almost daily, and it’s actually kind of fun. He’ll sit in my lap and stick his feet in it, he’ll use the tweezers or get a measuring cup/spoon to scoop out the little treasures, he’ll pour it and runs his hands through it. We have the alphabet box and so we’ll discuss the letters and the sounds they make or he’ll pick up a pom pom and we’ll talk about the colors of them and what two colors make another color. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next box holds!” – Tiara B.

Beautiful Discovery Box

Beautiful Discovery Box

From $29.00 per box
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Beautiful Discovery will enchant and educate kids aged 9+, tweens, teens, and even adults on the patterns found in nature. Focusing on STEAM fundamentals for visual learners, each box helps decode the mysteries of the natural world through science, math, and coding projects.

Shipping: FREE USA SHIPPING! 1st box ships within 3 days, subsequent boxes ship by the 11th of each month (for each box shipped, one tree planted) Ships worldwide

“My kids and I love all of the boxes we have received! They really are beautiful discoveries! The packaging is enticing, the materials are beautiful, and the activities are all so unique. We are so glad we discovered this subscription, and we recommend it to everyone!” – Cynthia G.

Wiggle Worms Preschool Kits (kids ages 3-5)

Wiggle Worms Preschool Kits (kids ages 3-5)

From $28.00 per box
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Handcrafted and designed for early learners by experienced educators, Wiggle Worms Kits bring playful STEM toys, activities, and crafts in every box. This open-and-go subscription sends all the materials and supplies the kiddos need to play and learn! Each box delivers at least 2 reusable activities, so the fun will last to the next monthly delivery (and beyond).

Shipping: FREE SHIPPING IN US NEW ORDERS ship within 2-5 business days! For existing subscribers and renewals, we ship on the first Wednesday of every month.

“Love these boxes, fun for the whole family and helps make learning so much fun!” — Jennifer B.

Alicorn Box - DIY & Maker Projects for Kids

Alicorn Box - DIY & Maker Projects for Kids

From $14.00 per box
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Time for the kiddos to put those screens down and engage with the fascinating world around them! STEM kits from X Workbox offer the perfect opportunity to do just that. This tinker crate for older kids comes with a mix of hands-on projects that help to make learning about science and engineering fun and relevant. They'll get all they need––materials, tools, and simple step-by-step instructions––for every fun STEM project.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 business days after purchase. Subsequent boxes for the following months will ship around the 1st of each month.

“This box was the best money I have ever spent!!!! I cant believe Im getting such high quality thought out projects for such a LOW price!!!!!! My 10yr old loves these kits!!!!! I love thats hes learning!!!! Its a win win for me.” - Susan B.

Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

From $40.50 per box
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Curated specifically for children with sensory processing needs or on the autism spectrum, the Sensory TheraPLAY Box is a monthly box that provides hours of hands-on play essential for learning self-soothing techniques and overall childhood development. Open to find a fun mix of tactile stimulating toys including putty, textured toys, hand fidgets, and more.

Shipping: Your box will ship out during the first week of each month. For example, the July box will ship out during the first week of July and the August box will ship out the first week of August. You will receive a confirmation email with USPS tracking information as soon as your box is on its way!

"Not only is the box always great, the customer service is the best! My daughter fell in love with a toy from a box a few months ago and unfortunately broke it. She was so sad so I contacted customer service to find out where I could find a new one and they sent us 2 extras they had for free! I'd highly recommend this box!" - Nikki V.

MEL Chemistry — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Educational Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 10+

MEL Chemistry — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Educational Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 10+

From $29.90 per box
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Shipping: Your first package will arrive within 2 weeks of registration. Subsequent monthly packages will be delivered within 2 weeks of each monthly charge.

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