Science experiments for kids, delivered to your door
Get hands-on experiments, VR lessons, and live chemistry classes with science teachers in one subscription.
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 metal tree grows before your very eyes!
Make water change colors!
Change a solution’s color with a shake of your hand!
Learn more about metals by burning them!
Ignite hydrogen soap bubbles!
Create a reef in your Petri dish!
Why choose MEL Chemistry?
Expertly built by scientists and parents
Our team has 10 PhDs in science—and a growing number of children of all ages. As scientists and parents, we know what we’re doing (and who we’re doing it for).
We use Virtual Reality to bring learning to a new level of understanding. Our VR lessons cover all the basic topics of a standard school curriculum.
Proven to improve academic performance
Research conducted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology shows that our lessons help children score higher on exams.
Thoroughly tested in laboratories
Our kits comply with European safety regulations (EN 71-4), meeting the strictest standards and making them completely safe for home use.
Education disguised as entertainment
More than 3 million followers worldwide enjoy watching our science videos on social media. And doing the experiments yourself is even more fun!
Explore science together
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 Science 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
Live it with Virtual Reality!
Dive inside substances and travel within crystal lattices, build molecules and explore bonds.
- Make chemistry visual and interactive
- Cover all the basic topics of a standard school curriculum
- Help to get higher scores in exams and class grades – proven by the research of New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Compatible with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Oculus Mobile, Pico VR
Live lessons with science teachers
Get exclusive access to online lessons with professional science teachers. Perform the experiments from your kits together and ask questions in the live chat!
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.
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.
Can I buy a MEL Chemistry subscription as a gift?
We currently offer 9- and 12- month gift subscriptions. These options are available at discounted rates, as they are bulk proposals. Please select the "Buy as a gift" option on the registration page.
To which countries do you ship MEL Chemistry sets?
Our subscription is limited to the following countries:
- Hong Kong, SAR
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom