The fun way for your kids to learn real chemistry

Discover the fun in science with monthly hands-on projects and educational digital experiences for your kids. Ages 10–16+.
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Look what you can do at home!

Over 50 chemistry experiments with monthly delivery. Certified safe. Fun for the whole family.
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How it works

1.

Subscribe to MEL Science

Choose the Chemistry course at checkout. Starting from $22.40 per month. You can switch to another course, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time.

2.

Get new experiments monthly

Receive a chemistry set for kids with 2–3 experiments delivered every month. Plus a free Starter Kit and VR headset with the first package!

3.

Learn chemistry

Enjoy our educational mobile app with virtual reality lessons and step‑by‑step video guides.

Make your kids fall in love with science

Starter kit with VR headset

But first, we’ll send you your own Lab Kit

A chemistry kit with eight tools valued at over $50 — free with our subscription.
The Starter kit contains all the equipment you’ll need. It also includes accessories for your smartphone or tablet to help you learn chemistry. You’ll use the items in this chemistry kit throughout your subscription.

What’s in the Starter kit:

• Borosilicate glass beaker and flask
• Macro lens
• Safety glasses and a tray
• VR headset
• Smartphone/tablet stand
• Solid fuel burner
20+ chemistry sets

Each experiment set contains all the necessary tools and reagents

Tin

But will it burn?

Colorful chemistry

Chemistry of monsters

Crystals

Cyanotype

Interactive mobile app

Dive deeper into science

MEL Science is much more than just a chemistry subscription box — it is an educational platform. The MEL Science app actively engages kids in the learning process. Forget memorizing formulas — learn through firsthand experience!

VR lessons

Develop a deeper understanding of chemistry by actually observing molecules from the inside

Atoms in solids

Electron orbitals

Periodic table

Atomic mass

Molecules

Make a molecule

Virtual assistant

Go beyond boring instructions — let real scientists guide your kids through their chemistry kits with interactive instructions.

Recommended by parents

3000+ five-star reviews from happy customers.

My son and hubby are closer than ever since my husband doesn’t usually get much of a chance to help our son with school work. This helps them both enjoy their love of science together.

Jenny Calabrese, IL

Best birthday gift ever! The VR part is totally mind blowing. The app contributes a lot to the fun and learning, but you can still keep it screen free doing just these science subscription boxes.

Keith McConnail, NY

A great way to incorporate real science into homeschool — as close as having a science lab as you can get at home. Safe and clean to keep parents calm and so much fun learning for the kids!

Kasey Robbs, CA

Loved by kids

3 million followers love watching our science videos on social media and sharing their #melscience experience. Join us and spread the science!

Approved by experts

This is one of the most exciting and ambitious home-chemistry educational projects I’ve seen.

by Royal Society of Chemistry

The classic chemistry set gets a 21st-century upgrade.

 

MEL’s apps for smartphones and tablets should distract kids from game consoles.

by American Chemical Society

Why MEL Science?

1.

Proven to improve academic performance

Research conducted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology shows that our lessons help children score higher on exams and further their progress by 20.3%.

2.

Certified safe and tested in labs

Our science kits comply with US and EU safety regulations, meeting the strictest standards and making them completely safe for home use.

3.

Expertly built by scientists and parents

Our team has over 10 PhDs in science—and a growing number of children of all ages. As scientists, educators, and parents, we know what we’re doing (and who we’re doing it for).

4.

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!

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Still have questions?

What does the subscription consist of?
The physical aspect of the MEL Science subscription consists of monthly delivery of a box with hands-on experiments covering a designated topic. Every subscriber also gets access to the MEL Science app, where you can find virtual reality and augmented reality lessons, a virtual assistant to make the experiments easier and a wide range of science content.
How much does it cost?
Our sets are available with two different billing plans — monthly and annual:
  • A monthly plan — depending on the courses you select, you will pay the corresponding price for one set per month, plus a $5.90 shipping fee and sales tax if applicable. Additional sets per month are billed at a discounted rate with their own $5.90 shipping fee.
  • An annual plan — you are billed once per year for the upcoming 12 months: you prepay for all 12 of your orders in advance, plus a $5.90 shipping fee per set and sales tax if applicable. Additional sets per month are billed at a discounted rate with their own $5.90 shipping fee.
You can find the prices of our courses on our registration page.
What is the recommended age range for the product?
When you press “Subscribe” you will be offered a choice of courses with the recommended age range beside each one.
Are the experiments safe?
Yes, they are. We have made every effort to ensure that our experiments are as safe as possible:
  • MEL Science kits comply with the US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requirements for educational sets and have confirmation from the CPSC Official on this.
  • 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 with kids.
  • Each experiment includes very detailed, visual step-by-step instructions.
Can I buy individual MEL Science kits?
Currently there is no such option; however, we hope to introduce this opportunity in the near future.
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 pause or cancel your subscription at any time with one click from your profile. You can also reactivate your subscription at any time.
How can I pay for my subscription?
We currently accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
We are a school; can we subscribe to this service?
Please contact our customer support service at 1 (855) 971-2330 or schools@melscience.com to discuss introducing the MEL Science subscription to your classrooms.

This course is part of the MEL Science subscription

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