The Explore Box - Letterbox Lab

The Explore Box Series

The little box of big ideas.

Is there a curious child in your family? A wee scientist with big questions? The Explore Box brings everything you need to inspire them with wondrous science experiments and hands-on projects. We’ve done all the hard work prepping, filming and gathering materials, so you and your little scientist can open the box and have fun making discoveries together.

Each box contains:

  • everything you need (but still fits through most letterboxes),
  • enough materials for 1-2 children,
  • 3-4 exciting science experiments,
  • a “level up” sticker for your little scientist to wear,
  • a fully-illustrated 12-page instruction booklet,
  • link to online resources including video instructions.

Suitable for children aged 6 and up.

Ready to play with science? Choose one.

£12 per box inc. UK postage
£11.25 per box inc. UK postage
No recurring payments

*Both subscription options allow you to cancel or postpone payments at any point and choose to receive a new exciting science kit every month.

The Explore Box was designed by people who are passionate about science, to make it as easy and convenient as possible for parents to inspire their little ones with incredible science experiments.

We’re pretty confident that the Explore Box does just that! But if you don’t believe us, see what our customers have to say:

“Loads of fun and great that we both got involved together. The discoveries he made were told to everyone and now we are all much more knowledgeable. Really enjoyed recording in the booklet the results from the experiments. Much more in the box than I expected. Well done.

– Karen, mum of an Explorer

3 girls wearing letterbox lab's rainbow glasses from their first science kit
a girl holding up the instruction book for letterbox lab's explore box

About the Explore Box

What’s in the boxes?

Each box in the series of twelve is different – we don’t like to be formulaic!

What you can definitely expect from every box is enough materials to complete 3-4 science experiments, activities and projects. Each box generally fills an afternoon with science fun, but we package everything up neatly so you can dip in and out throughout the month if you prefer.

The boxes also include a 12-page fully illustrated instruction booklet (featuring lab assistants Meg and Pico) that makes every step perfectly clear. If that’s not enough, we’ve filmed every experiment for you to watch! Your little scientist will also get a pencil to record their findings and a special achievement sticker to wear.

You can see a full list of the boxes with the experiments inside here.

Meg and Pico are the Letterbox Lab Assistants, and arrive with every science subscription box to guide children through their experiments
MEg and Pico are the Letterbox Lab Assistants, and arrive with every science subscription box to guide children through their experiments

How do subscriptions work?

Choose a pay-per-box subscription to pay monthly and get a new Explore Box each month.  Choose a 3-monthly subscription to pay every three months and get a new Explore Box each month.

All orders are shipped within 3 working days  by Royal Mail 48, so you’ll get each box within five working days of payment.

We know that family life is busy and ever-changing, so our subscriptions are completely flexible. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. If you want to gift a set number of kits you can choose a pre-pay subscription.

Give those big ideas an outlet with this little box of big science fun.

Have a look at what our customers have to say!

 

“Letterbox Lab makes learning fun and exciting. I was as excited as my grandson carrying out all the experiments.” 

– Caroline

“Excellent resources to aid learning. Enjoyed by both adults and children. Has made science fun. Love it.”  

– Fiona

Great value for money. Something we can all do together would definitely recommend.”  

– Talia

“Lots to keep the kids occupied and they were really excited to see the outcomes of each experiment. Love the fact that it comes with everything you need. ”  

– Christina
Claire shared this lovely photo of her little scientist teaching his little brother all about volcanoes using Explore Box 4: Gas Powered!
Claire shared this photo of her little scientist teaching his little brother all about volcanoes using Explore Box 4: Gas Powered!
Tracey had this to say about her son's experience with Explore Box 10: "My little future astronaut loved the Your Place In Space box ! Lots of really enjoyable and exciting experiments."
Tracey had this to say about her son's experience with Explore Box 10: "My little future astronaut loved the Your Place In Space box ! Lots of really enjoyable and exciting experiments."

“My science knowledge is pretty basic and my son is science mad so this was a great discovery for us both. We have lots of fun doing the experiments and he’s really excited every time he receives a new box. Thanks so much – genuinely one of the best things we’ve ever found!” 

– Jane

“We love letterbox lab, we have tried a few of the others that are out there but Letterbox Lab is definitely the best! We subscribe to this for my 5 year old but find that her older siblings join in too. Love it!” 

– Leanne