Science experiments for kids, delivered to your door
Get up to three experiments a month to expand your child’s horizons. Includes a free VR headset and Starter Kit.
2–3 experiments per month
Completely safe and designed for home use
Spend educational time together with your kids
From 10 years and up, any child can be a scientist!
A zinc pellet grows metallic quills
Cool liquid becomes hot ice
Grow copper coral on an iron clip!
Galaxy in a bottle
A liquid solution glows like the night sky when we add a certain ingredient
Use electricity to grow metal trees right before your eyes
An iron nail turns rusty red in a salt solution
Why choose MEL Chemistry?
Education disguised as entertainment
Our kits come with engaging descriptions that help your child understand what’s going on with every experiment.
A novel way to spend time together
Collaborate with your child on an interesting activity that teaches them about the natural world. Use our mobile app and website to go deeper in the days that follow.
It makes science interesting
We have hundreds of experiments to help your child go beyond theory into practical science.
New experiments every month
Get new chemistry sets on the regular to explore a wide variety of topics
Our products comply with European safety norms EN 71-4. That means they meet the strictest standards.
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What comes in a kit?
Everything you need! Our kits come with all necessary chemicals, components, and instructions to complete a successful experiment.
Go deeper with our mobile app
The supplementary MEL Chemistry app lets you take science education to the next level.
Turn your smartphone or tablet into a VR microscope so you can explore molecules and atoms in 3D!
- Molecules and crystals in 3D
- Virtual reality mode
- Videos with experiments
Jumpstart your subscription with a Starter Kit
We received our MEL Chemistry kit last week. We downloaded the app and put
together the VR glasses before starting an experiment. Both took only
a couple minutes, and my daughter enjoyed viewing molecules with the
glasses. The kit is user-friendly and had enough reagents to run each
experiment a few times. She made the sugar snake and tin hedgehog.
They both worked well and she had a lot of fun.
I am very impressed with how MEL has organized the kits and support for the experiments, they were worth the wait!
MEL Chemistry kits are perfect for:
Children between the ages of 9–14 who are interested in science
Bridging the gap between what a child wants and what a school can offer
Giving kids a head start in science topics
Granting homeschool students a first-class educational experience
How it works
Subscribe for £29.90 on a monthly basis
Enter your address and payment details to get started. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
Get your Starter Kit and VR headset the first month
Your first experiments come with a Starter Kit and VR headset so that you can enjoy the full experience right away.
Get new experiments every following month
Our chemistry sets contain two to three new experiments to conduct every month at home.
Get the family together for a new style of science education
This is a new way for families to spend time together while children broaden their scientific horizons. You can cancel your subscription any time you wish.
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Still have questions?
Check out our frequently asked questions below, or contact us to ask something else.
Which set will I receive if I start now instead of starting at the beginning of the school year?
You will receive an experiment set with experiments illustrating a designated topic. One new topic is introduced each month. You can check the full list of topics for the entire subscription to see which sets you can receive each month. The topics are looped such that the start date of your subscription does not matter; you will eventually receive all the experiment sets.
How much does it cost?
Please visit our registration page to check out the prices.
Are the experiments safe?
Yes, they are. We have made every effort to ensure that our experiments are as safe as possible:
- The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has compiled a special list of substances that are allowed in children’s chemistry sets (EN 71-4). We only use substances from this list.
- None of our experiments include explosions.
- We painstakingly identify the safest way to carry out each experiment.
- All experiments have been tested in schools and/or in after-school clubs.
- Each experiment includes very detailed, visual step-by-step instructions.
What is the age recommendation for MEL Chemistry experiments?
We recommend that children be 10 years or older in general; however, with careful parental supervision and an inquisitive attitude, children as young as 6 can enjoy and learn from our experiments.
Can I buy an individual experiment kit?
Currently there is no such option; however, we hope to introduce this opportunity in the near future.
Can I order additional reagents to repeat the experiment?
Each experiment set includes enough reagents to conduct each experiment at least twice. Since our kits are often shipped internationally, we cannot offer replacements for individual reagents. We can, however, provide replacements for whole kits.
Does each set contain enough reagents to repeat an experiment several times?
The vast majority of the experiment sets include enough reagents to conduct each experiment at least twice.
Can I cancel or pause my subscription?
You can cancel your subscription at any time with one click from your profile. You can also reactivate your subscription at any time; we keep track of your order history, so you don’t need to worry about receiving any redundant sets or Starter Kits.
Do I need to pay for shipping?
Depending on your location, there may be a small shipping surcharge included in your monthly bill. Shipping is free to the majority of countries we sell to. You will find shipping prices for your country on the check-out page.
How can I pay for my subscription?
We currently accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
To which countries do you ship MEL Chemistry sets?
Our subscription is limited to the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom