Do you know kids’ most popular reaction to chemistry? It’s “Wow!” - one simple word with great scientific experience behind it. We’ve heard it many times, in more than 30 countries, at BASF Kids’ Lab. For one day, kids become scientists. They experiment in a playful manner and learn why and how the world’s marvels work. Because we believe that one day these kids will wow us in return.
When science can be seen as a foundation of wonder, it’s because at BASF, we create chemistry.
BASF established Kids’ Lab in Germany in 1997 with an aim to nurture kids' interest in chemistry. It is a free interactive education program for kids aged 6-12 years to discover the world of chemistry through safe and fun experiments.
The program has been brought to more than 30 countries across the globe, including U.K., U.S., Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore. In Asia Pacific, more than 300,000 kids have participated since 2002.
Kids' Lab Around the World
Run in partnership with local universities, BASF employees volunteer to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Joined Sesame Street to bring The Magic Map show to the Shanghai World EXPO 2010.
Partners with renowned universities who share our vision to drive STEM education.
Traveled for eight months with the Science Express Train to visit children in 56 cities across India in 2008.
In the ﬁrst year of its inception, Kids’ Lab received the MURI (Indonesia World-Records Museum) Award for having the largest number of kids in a single event.
After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, BASF volunteers brought lab sessions to cheer up the kids in areas affected.
Held at a school for deaf children in Ulsan under BASF employees' mentoring.
Partnered with prominent universities to stimulate the interest of our future generation in chemistry.
Kids’ Lab is brought to schools throughout Auckland, ensuring kids from various socio-economic groups have access to the program.
In 2018, Kids’ Lab was held for the first time at The Mind Museum, the leading science museum in the Philippines, highlighting the program’s support for quality education
Held on the World Water Day to engage children to learn the properties of water and sustainable water management.
More than 10,000 children have joined so far; past participants were inspired to return as young volunteers.
Children from areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami participated in Kids’ Lab at the Royal Thab Lamu School which was damaged by the tsunami and rebuilt with BASF funding.
Educates kids in remote areas on chemistry. The program also supports them with school renovations like painting, scholarships and donation of hygiene facilities.