The gift of science really can’t be beat, so I wanted to put together a list of the best science kits for busy families. Home is the perfect place to introduce science to your kids, but I know time is limited. The science labs, kits, projects, and sets I have chosen will make fitting science into your life easy!

Best Science Kits and Labs for Busy Families


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When I give a gift, I want to give something that will last. The gift of science is just that. Encourage kids to be curious, to go out and explore, and to experiment. I want my child to ask questions, to get involved, and to really take a look around.

But I know families are busy with work, school, after school activities, homework, sports teams and the list could go on and on! Parents, you can easily bring science into your home with the best science kits out there. Plus these won’t break the bank.

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Click on the links below to read more about each science kit. I have personally used many of these kits, have seen them in action, or have them on my shopping list for this season since I have heard great things about them.

My son has even requested more geodes to break open. I think geodes would make an awesome science themed stocking stuffer. Take them out of the box and put one in the toe. Check out our science stocking stuffers too.

All of these neat science kits and labs are great for small budgets. Science doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Make sure to check out our science stocking stuffers too for some great deals that will really keep the kids busy.


As you can probably tell by now, we are a whole site dedicated to bringing science to even the youngest of kids. I would love for you to check out the awesome and easy science activities and experiments we love to do around here. As of lately, we have been adding a science kit or two into the mix just to explore other ideas. The ideas below are suitable for kids ages 3-8!


We love holiday themed science activities. There are so many fun ideas here that you can do with everyday items too. Check out our best of Christmas science below! We also have a fun 25 Days of Christmas Science Countdown you can follow along with.

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