STEM Kits

STEM Kits (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are available for one-week checkouts. Pick up and return your kit at the Children's Desk, limit one kit per card.

Choose a kit from one of four age categories:
  • Age 3+
  • Age 5+
  • Age 8+
  • Age 11+

AGES 3+

Band in a Box

  • Enjoy a host of musical instruments! Playing with instruments builds motor, listening, and musical skills.
Band in a Box - xylophone

Bug Activity Kit

  • Explore bugs up close without fear of bites or stings! Preserved specimens let kids discover parts of bugs, count their legs, and more. This kit develops curiosity and natural science skills.
Bug Activity Kit with bugs in plastic squares

Code-a-Pillar

  • Code this caterpillar’s movement with dials. This kit builds motor, cause-and-effect, and problem-solving skills. No screen required to operate.
Code-a-Pillar Twist Robot

Code-n-Learn Kinderbot

  • Learn colors, shapes, early math, and coding with this colorful robot. No screen required to operate.
Code-n-Learn Kinderbot

Coding Critters: Ranger & Zip

  • Learn pet care, early math, and coding skills screen-free with these puppy robots. Kids can code along with a storybook adventure or make Ranger dance and sing!
Coding Critters with dog, doghouse and slide

Dinosaur Activity Kit

  • Be a prehistoric explorer! Learn about and play with different dinosaurs. This kit builds imagination and natural science skills.
Dinosaur Activity Kit with backpack

Magformers

  • Use magnetic pieces to design and build. This kit develops motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
Magformers STEM Kit

Magnetic Building Set

  • Use magnetic, 3D shapes to design and build. This kit develops motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
Magnetic Building Shapes STEM Kit

Primo Cubetto

  • Code the Cubetto to navigate through mazes while reading a story. This kit develops motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. No screen required to operate.
Cubetto STEM Kit

Sorting and Sequencing

  • Build sorting, classifying, and sequencing skills with fun hands on activities.

 

What Goes Together activity mats and objects. Magnetic Language Rods and magnets.
Straws & Connectors
  • Create amazing models using the flexible straws, connectors, and clips. This kit develops motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
Straw and Connectors STEM Kit

Vehicle Building Set

  • Engineer original vehicles or recreate elements from the vehicle photo cards. This kit develops fine-motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
Vehicle Building Set with plastic tubing and wheels

Wooden Railway Set

  • Use wooden pieces to create a railroad track then run the trains on it! This kit develops motor, matching, and problem-solving skills.
Wooden Railway STEM Kit

AGES 5+

Blue-Bot

  • Blue-Bot is a programmable floor robot that can remember up to 40 steps. This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. No screen required to operate.
Blue-bot STEM Kit

Botley the Coding Robot

  • Botley is a programmable floor robot that can remember up to 150 steps. This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. No screen required to operate.
Botley the Coding Robot STEM Kit
Cubelets Curiosity Set
  • Explore robotics and coding with these modular, interlocking blocks. This kit develops  fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. A phone or tablet is optional to operate this set.
Cubelets STEM Kit

KEVA Planks

  • Build just about anything with these versatile wooden planks! This kit develops motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
KEVA Planks STEM Kit

LEGO

  • Build anything you can imagine with these classic blocks. This kit develops fine-motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
LEGO STEM Kit

Microscope

  • This microscope makes it easy for kids to explore the microscopic world, with a specially designed microscope and lab kit. Explore the prepared plant slide, which include onion epidermis, holly leaf, celery leaf, sunflower root, pine pollen, and dandelion seed. Investigate the textures of a geode, pyrite, green fluorite, blue calcite, rose quartz, and chevron amethyst.
Microscope, slides, tweezers and Lab Guide booklet
Money Activity Set
  • Learn math and money management with a cash register and activity cards. This kit develops fine-motor and math skills while introducing financial terms and concepts.
Money Activity Set STEM Kit

Plugo Tunes

  • Attach your phone or tablet to this keyboard to learn the basics of playing piano. This kit develops fine-motor, matching, and musical skills. A phone or tablet is required to operate.
Plugo Tunes Piano

Strawbees

  • Connect straws to build complex structures. This kit develops fine-motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking. 
Strawbees

Time Activity Set

  • Learn about telling time with fun activities and clocks. This kit develops fine-motor and math skills while introducing time-related terms and concepts.
Time Activity Set

AGES 8+

Artie3000

  • Code Artie3000 to draw! This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. A tablet is required to operate.
Artie 3000 STEM Kit

Dash

  • Code Dash to sing, dance, move, and catapult balls. This kit develops sequencing and problem-solving skills. A phone or tablet is required to operate.
Dash Robot

K'NEX

  • Use plastic rods and connectors to build just about anything you can imagine. This kit develops fine-motor and problem-solving skills while promoting design thinking.
KNEX pieces
littleBits
  • Snap together bits to learn about circuits and engineering. This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. No tablet required to operate.
littleBits kit
Makey-Makey
  • This invention kit tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills.
Makey Makey
  • Ozobot uses sensors to follow lines and read Color Codes you make with markers. Choose from Speed, Direction, Cool Moves codes and more. For more advanced coding, code on the Ozoblockly app.
Ozobot

Simple Machines: Levers, Wheel, & Axle

  • Learn how to use a lever, wheel, and axle with hands-on experiments!
Simple Machines Lab

Simple Machines: Planes & Pulleys

  • Learn how to build and use a pulley and an inclined plane with hands-on experiments!
Simple Machines Lab

Snap Circuits

  • Learn about circuits and electricity with easy, snap-in-place, modular parts. This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. No tablet required to operate.
Snap Circuit STEM Kit

Sphero Mini Activity Kit

  • Build mazes, obstacles, and towers then code Sphero to navigate through them all! This kit develops fine-motor, sequencing, and problem-solving skills. A phone or tablet is required to operate.
Sphere Mini Ball

AGES 11+

Cue Blaster

  • Code Cue to sing, dance, move and launch foam darts. Explore multiple programming languages, such as block-based coding and JavaScript. A phone or tablet is required to operate.
Cue Robot

Merge Cube & AR/VR Headset

  • Named as best Virtual Reality headset for kids and tweens and winner of the Academic's Choice Award. The Merge Cube is the only product that lets you hold digital 3D objects (holograms), enabling an entirely new and powerful way to learn Science and STEM.
Merge cube and headset

Microscope

  • Learn about the history of microscopes, proper slide preparation, biology and more. This microscope features high-quality optics and powerful LED lights that illuminate slides from below and 3D objects from above. Examine 35 professionally prepared slides that include specimens of earthworms, muscles and nerves, skin and tissue, plant parts, mold and algae, nutrient processing systems, fungi and lichen.
Microscope, slides, tweezers and Learning Guide booklet

Telescope

  • Designed for first-time telescope users to explore amateur astronomy. Observe the moon, planets, stars, or terrestrial objects while learning about science.
White and black telescope