Science, Tech, Math › Science Top Crystal Growing Kits Share Flipboard Email Print ivstiv/E+/Getty Images Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated January 29, 2020 These are chemistry kits specifically designed for growing crystals! Crystals sets are available for all ages and education levels. 01 of 03 Smithsonian Crystal Kits Image via Amazon.com There are several Smithsonian crystal sets available, to fit every price range. These kits are intended for use under adult supervision. The kits include crystal chemicals, growing containers, safety glasses, and pretty much everything except water. Several crystal shapes and colors are offered. Lots of educational material is provided. One thing I really like about the Smithsonian kits is that they use non-toxic chemicals. 02 of 03 Geode Kits Image via Amazon.com Several kits are designed specially for growing geodes, or crystals within rocks or plaster. Other sets provide unopened natural geodes, which can be opened for the first time. One of the crystal kits allows you to grow a geode that will glow in the dark. 03 of 03 Rock & Mineral Sets Image via Amazon.com An alternative to growing your own crystals is purchasing rock, mineral, or gemstone specimens. Physical specimens, CD-ROMs, and books provide a look into the life of crystals. You can even get fluorescent minerals that will glow under a black light.