Exciting chemistry experiments delivered to your door every month

2–6 new experiments delivered to your door every month

Our kits are safe and made for home use

Spend time together in an interesting and educational way

Heather Knight

Heather Knight

My son is 12 and MEL Chemistry continues to inspire and encourage his fascination with chemistry. The experiments with expanded explanations through the smartphone app and website links add a greater depth than most of the science toys available.

Why choose MEL Chemistry?

Education and enter­tain­ment go hand in hand

Every experiment includes a detailed description to help your child gain a full understanding of each experiment.

A fun and interesting way to spend time together

Spend the weekend together doing an interesting and useful activity; in the days that follow, your child can learn more about science independently using our app and website.

Makes science more entertaining

With our interesting and diverse experiments, your child can study science in practice, not just in theory.

2-6 new experiments every month

Once a month you will receive two sets covering specific chemistry topics.

100% safe

The kits comply with European safety norms EN 71-4. There are no experiments with explosions.

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What's in the kits?

Each MEL Chemistry kit contains the equipment you need to conduct your experiments:

  • Chemical reagents
  • Additional components
  • Visual step-by-step instructions

Enhance your experience with our app

Use the supplementary app from MEL Chemistry to study chemistry in more depth.

Turn your smartphone or tablet into a virtual microscope, and use it to look at molecules and atoms in 3D with the help of our MEL Chemistry VR headset!

  • Molecules and crystals in 3D
  • Virtual reality mode
  • Videos with experiments
Danielle Rose Masters

Danielle Rose Masters

We have been very impressed with the kit and the experiments. The lab assignments online is a wonderful addition. This is an incredibly well put together kit. Thank you so much for providing a much needed resource.

You will get a Starter Kit to kick-start your subscription

Starter kit
The Starter Kit contains essential equipment that you will use regularly during the course of your MEL Chemistry subscription.
Darci Burchers

Darci Burchers

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!

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MEL Chemistry kits will suit your child if:

Your child is interested in science and age 9-14

The school curriculum doesn't have enough practical chemistry lessons

Your child hasn't started studying chemistry at school yet, but you want to inspire them with an interest in science

Your child is homeschooled

Kristie Marie

Kristie Marie

I signed up to supplement my son's science instruction (he's homeschooled). He was most excited at first about getting his own set of Google Cardboard, but he really enjoys the experiments. He's invited his cousin along and now we have "science day" at Grandma's and we all do the experiments together. It's a lot of fun and the kids really think it is neat. I like it because it is stoking their interest in science and showing them that it can be a lot of fun.

Check out all the interesting things your child can study over one and a half years

Tin hedgehog

A zinc pellet turns into a hedgehog!

Hot ice

Liquid instantly turns into hot ice!

Copper coral

Copper grows from iron wire like coral in the sea

Galaxy in a flask

The solution in the flask glows when we add potassium hexacyanoferrate

Tin dendrite

Metal trees grow before your very eyes!

Martian rust

An iron nail turns red in a solution of copper salt

How it works

1.

Subscribe

Just enter your address and payment details. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.

2.

Get a free Starter Kit and VR headset in your first month

After you subscribe, you’ll receive our Starter Kit and complimentary VR headset, plus your introductory MEL Chemistry experiments

3.

Get two kits containing new experiments every month

Each month, you’ll receive a package containing two incredible experiment kits delivered to your home (or workplace). Each set contains 2⁠-⁠3 experiments.

4.

The whole family can spend time together doing entertaining experiments

Start an exciting new tradition — conduct experiments with your family on weekends!

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Don't put it off; start learning about the world around you!

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Any more questions?

Read the answers to frequently asked questions or ask your own question.

Which set will I receive if I start now instead of starting at the beginning of the school year?

Each month there are two new topics; the experiment sets this month contain experiments illustrating these topics. 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.
  • There is an instructional video for each experiment.
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. Please see here for more information.

Can I prepay for an entire year in advance?

We charge you each month when the experiment sets are ready for shipping. There is no prepayment option yet, but we hope to introduce one in the near future.

How can I pay for my subscription?

We currently accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and plan to introduce PayPal as an option soon.

Can I buy a MEL Chemistry subscription as a gift?

You can, but this will require you to create a second account. There can only be one shipment address associated with each MEL Science account.

To which countries do you ship MEL Chemistry sets?

Our subscription is limited to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

We are a school; can we subscribe to this service?

Please contact our customer support service at 1 (855) 971-2330 or support@melscience.com to discuss introducing MEL Chemistry to your classrooms.

Subscribe now to dive deep into the world of chemistry!

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