GEMS Home Science Kits

Take the Lawrence Hall of Science home!

Check out the GEMS line of award-winning home science kits for kids! All are based on some of the most popular activities developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science.  Soda Pop Science is the winner of the Oppenheim Platinum Science/Crafts Best Toy Award, and FamilyFun Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Award. Oobleck was selected as a Top 20 Toy for 2002-2003 by The Lion & Lamb Project, an initiative to stop the marketing of violence to children.  Every kit has been designed, tested, and refined by GEMS staff for maximum fun and learning potential. Kits we've created include:

Fizzy Foamy Science
Oobleck
Jiggly Gems and Crystal Creations
Soda Pop Science
Messages from Space
Mystery Detective
Sand Castle Science
My First Chemistry Kit
Ice Cream Science


In developing this series, our goal was to capture the educational excitement that GEMS is famous for and bring it into the homes of young people everywhere. These activities provide hours of family fun while developing inquiry skills and building positive attitudes toward science and learning.  Check back here from time to time for news on new kits as they are introduced.

These kits can be found in toy and educational stores throughout the country, or by contacting our kit publisher, Scientific Explorer.

Oobleck Kit Box Art


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