Mission Dry Run
Your kids might be among the first people to join the Curiosity rover that's already exploring Mars. Until then, give your junior astronaut a rocket booster of fun with this kit featuring "space sand" like that from the Red Planet. Much easier than making the 45 million-mile trip, the sand experiment lets them see how Mars sand is hydrophobic (it never gets wet). Ok, so that's literally dry science, but they can also learn all about Curiosity's home with the far-out book filled with Martian facts, profiles of famous astronauts (and cosmonauts), and planetary jokes to share with friends. They can even adopt the friendly alien included in the box for extra orbits of imagination. Made by sisters Rosy and Donna Khalife in California. For ages 5+.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.