Breakthroughs begin with the Curiosity Cube Sparking Curiosity in the Next Generation of Scientists

What is the
Curiosity Cube?

A New Way to SPARK Curiosity

MilliporeSigma’s Curiosity Cube is a 22×10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab. It features interactive, hands-on science experiments led by our employees. This allows visitors to ask questions and discuss the possibilities of a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Where to Find Us

The Curiosity Cube travels throughout North America and Europe visiting schools, summer camps and public spaces, including parks, festivals and museums, to foster engagement in science and an interest in STEM-based careers.


Breakthroughs begin with curiosity. We recognize that tomorrow’s discoveries depend on the next generation of scientists. Science education experts agree that hands-on laboratory experiences help spark student interest in science and prime them for future STEM careers.


What Kids Want to Know

We believe that curiosity is the driving force behind human progress and development. And while the future poses many challenges and uncertainties, we’re convinced that curiosity can help mankind navigate its uncharted terrain with confidence and optimism. Learn more about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s commitment to inspiring curiosity here.

Every visitor to the Curiosity Cube has the opportunity to submit a “Curious Question.” With this activity, we get a glimpse into the brightest young minds.


Since its inception in 2017, the Curiosity Cube has provided a chance for children to explore science in a structured yet, flexible environment. Research shows that this exposure is key to helping children believe that they can pursue a STEM career. This is especially important for children who lack access to high quality and technology-driven scientific learning experiences. We aim to bring hands-on learning opportunities to students who might not otherwise have these types of activities in their classroom, such as those in schools with fewer resources.

I thought that the Curiosity Cube was very interesting and fun. I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before, and now I’m more interested in the outside world!
Student at Lowell Charter School, Lowell, Massachusetts

This is a wonderful opportunity for students and really gets them engaged and thinking about science and expanded perspectives of the roles science plays in our community and their world.
Middle School Teacher, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania


Communities Served


Title 1 Schools *


Students Reached


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of students say they are more interested in science after visiting the Curiosity Cube.

Where is the Curiosity Cube?


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