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Science for kids, delivered

Blue Moon Box

Subscription boxes have become big business, with companies from Birch Box (beauty and grooming products) to Stitch Fix (clothing and accessories) to Blue Apron (meal plans) delivering a mind-boggling array of goods to front doors across the country. Subscription boxes for kids have been around for some time, too, and a few of them are great. We especially love the Kiwi Crate line, which delivers age-appropriate science, art, and engineering projects that get kids interested and teach them valuable problem-solving skills. Now Blue Moon Box hopes to appeal to young, would-be scientists, as well. Each box comes with two or three experiments for kids, often built around a theme — storms and weather, for example, or material science. One-, three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions are available, priced from $25 to $210. And if your budding Mae Jemison or Michael Faraday wants to look the part, little lab coats and googles are also available.

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