Gift Guide for Curious Minds: STEM Subscription Boxes for Kids & Teens

STEM boxes are a fun way to introduce kids to the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math! Cratejoy has amazing boxes created by STEM club enthusiasts and professionals that are catered to every type of learner, coder, builder, and crafter. Perform experiments from home, learn about STEM careers and open up a world of creativity with curated STEM boxes!



3rd-5th Grade Level Box (Updated)

From $39.95 per box
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Increase her confidence in math with a monthly box from Black Girl MATHgic. Watch her math anxiety decrease and her problem-solving skills improve with a subscription service that focuses on real-world math lessons and activities.

“As a middle school math teacher I am STOKED after receiving my first box. The activities are super engaging and fun. The parent guide also makes for easy implementation regardless of where you are in your Math journey.” -Kendria O., November 2020



Club SciKidz Lab Box

From $32.95 per box
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The Club SciKidz Lab is a monthly subscription box that teaches all about different careers in STEM fields by delivering science experiments, engineering projects, and inspiring scientist portfolios.

“We were skeptical because so many "big name" science boxes only include instructions and maybe dollar store items. This box is AMAZING. My kids have loved it and the items are actually really nice! They can't wait for the next box :)” -Brittany C., February 2021


Superpower Academy

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Teaching important life skills like leadership, courage, resilience, and empathy, the Superpower Academy is about more than just STEM learning. This interactive science kit delivers fun STEM activities, comic books, and more.

“The box was full of fun reading materials and hands on projects (DIY glider) to really push the lesson home. A few fun bonus items included branded stickers and washi tape that were huge hits!” -Lani, October 2021


MEL Physics — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Engineering Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 8+

From $29.99 per box
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MEL Physics is a science subscription box that includes three experiments that teach kids the underlying mechanics of science and VR technology. Curated for the 8 to 12-year old age range, kids explore unique themes and enjoy live classes and access to the MEL mobile app.

“This is great for any kid that loves science. This would also be a great way to get a kid that maybe doesn’t love science to develop a love for it. Very fun and interactive. Can’t wait to try others.” -Devin D., December 2021


STEMist Series (8+) | Groovy Lab in a Box Monthly Subscription

From $29.95 per box
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An ingenious way to enhance problem-solving skills, get inventive and have fun, Groovy Lab in a Box is a STEM club for kids ages 8+ that will send them on monthly science expeditions through experiments and activities that highlight the engineering design process.

“As a homeschooling mom of 5, I am always looking for educational activities for my children. This was educational, fun, and inspiring. My kids loved it!” -Carrie Z., April 2019


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.

“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., September 2020


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

From $29.99 per box
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Award-winning and packed with all that’s needed to set up an at-home chem lab, MEL Chemistry focuses on giving kids the knowledge and materials they need to explore the scientific method in a fun, experimental way.

“Got this as an all year present for my nephew, he loves it!!! He has a beautiful mind and this really fuels his curiosity.” -Michelle J., March 2022


Space & Beyond Box

From $49.95 per box
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The Space & Beyond Box offers kids the chance to explore the far corners of the universe. Put out by the makers of Astronomy magazine, subscribers will enjoy a handpicked curated selection of space-themed swag.

“I love the products that come through each quarter - there is always a nice variety in each box! My entire family loves going through the box together to see what astronomy themed goodies are included.” -Michelle L., May 2022


Finders Seekers Junior Explorers

From $20.83 per box
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Head out into the great wide world with Finders Seekers Junior Explorers, a monthly box that gives kids the chance to explore global cultures and natural wonders through a full itinerary of STEAM activities.

“Finder Seekers is SO MUCH fun for the whole family! Junior Explorers is no different! So much thought and detail goes into each box. My kids learn a ton without even realizing it. (shhhh, don’t tell them!) Highly recommend!” -Seth S., October 2021



Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

From $104.97 per box
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Challenge your tweens and teens with a subscription box that’ll teach them about the extraordinary world of technology and robotics! Creation Crate delivers age-appropriate hands-on projects that boost self-confidence and critical thinking skills.

“My 13 year old son becomes super busy when he gets the box. And he has a VR and PS4, yet when the box arrives, he jumps off those games and starts working on the new project.” -Kenya W., April 2021


Box of Matter

From $38.16 per box
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Take your child's STEM toys to the next level with a deluxe science kit you can't find on Amazon! Box of Matter delivers a collection of prehistoric fossils, scientific tools, and research to help older kids nurture their love for interesting artifacts.

“We have loved our two boxes so far! The items included are unique and super cool! It has become a family affair opening our box!” -Heather G., January 2022



From $24.95 per box
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Make coding fun with Bitsbox. Each box guides kids ages 6-12 through the various steps in coding video games, simulations, greeting cards, and more, building their confidence with real coding projects that come to life on your mobile device!

“This is an excellent resource for exposing children to the structure of code. You do not need to be technical to support your child in this endeavor. It is fun for everyone.” -Gretchen G., December 2020

Arts & Crafts


Slime Box

From $13.00 per box
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Get all your DIY slime ingredients home delivered. Slime is the perfect box for preschoolers, young STEMsters and even adults to engage their sensory skills, learn about color combos, and relieve some stress by squishing, pulling and squeezing.

“My daughter loved her box! She said the pumpkin guts had a yummy smell and the texture was awesome! She is already looking forward to her next box!” -Sarah S., November 2019


Messy Play Kits monthly subscription

From $41.58 per box
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Some of the best memories a child can have is getting their hands messy and dirty! Messy Play Kits encourages kids to use their senses with themed science projects that will have them molding, squishing, fizzing, and melting different projects.

“Such a unique and fun box! We’ve loved the messy crafts and it’s a great way to spend a rainy or snowy day!” -Kristina B., February 2021


Green Kid Crafts STEAM Box

From $28.00 per box
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Answer their science questions with a subscription from Green Kid Crafts. Choose from two age groups to get your child learning about the fascinating world of science and art with hands-on STEAM projects that are educational and imaginative.

“As a minimalist homeschool home, this is a WONDERFUL addition to our learning experiences that do not add to our clutter. Great ideas!” -Teresa P., February 2021


Camp Wildcraft Art Box

From $46.00 per box
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Encourage young artists to find inspiration in the natural world with a subscription to Camp Wildcraft Art Box. They’ll add supplies and techniques to their ‘home-base art studio’ as they dive into projects that are all about creativity and self expression.

“Really fantastic art box — the quality of the finished pieces are heads above other similar boxes. Really fantastic and even my 7 year-old was able to work totally on her own.” -Sarah A., January 2022