Often the easiest place to find science supplies locally is at a science and technology museum. For example, if you are in Massachusetts, you would find lots of science supplies in the gift shop at the Boston Museum of Science. Many such museums now have online ordering available, though the real gift shop will have a much larger selection. For more suchlocal science museums please visit out Field Trips page, look under your region.
Unless otherwise noted, links below are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection.
A science and learning store in Northampton, Massachusetts with over 6000 items in stock. Educational toys, games, books, skill toys, flying toys, minerals and fossils, construction toys and unique gifts.
American Science & Surplus
A unique mix of industrial, military and educational items, with an emphasis on science and education.
The Anatomical Chart Company
Provider of high-quality anatomical charts and related products for the human and veterinary health markets. In addition to charts, we carry books, models and gift items created for medical, legal, educational, research, and health care professionals. Be sure to check out their Halloween store!
Tools the teach. Primary focus is on physics, but also check out astronomy materials. They have ideas for science fair projects and a free Cool Stuff newsletter.
Clyde’s Garden Planner
Our Homeschooling family is selling a great vegetable planting slide chart developed by my Dad. The chart tells you when to plant, harvest plus much more. Works all over North America.
Exploratorium Science Snack Supplies
Reminds us that ordinary local stores are a great way to stock up on science supplies. Also links to more supply outlets.
Fisher Science Education
Education Online Catalog Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space, Math, Equipment and Supplies, and Teacher Resources.
Site features scientic movies for young people, new every week. You may also purchase DVDs. Weekly newsletter is quite interesting, and reminds you to look at new movie clips.
Kids Science Mall
All of the Jensan Scientifics study materials have been reviewed by qualified scientists and educators, and no matter what size the set, information sheets are always included. Gift ideas for your scientific kid.
Lawrence Hall of Science Store
One of our favorite places in Berkeley, CA. We’ve made the gum. It’s quite tasty. Learned about rain forests at the same time.
Borrow videos, DVDs, and CD-Roms from the Museum of Science Boston for the cost of postage.
National Imports LLC – Magnetic Products Division
High-quality neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) rare-earth permanent magnets with no minimum order size. Students and hobbyists welcome.
Playtime is Science for Children with Disabilities
A curriculum that aims to increase the ability of teachers, staff and parents to motivate and empower students with disabilities in grades K – 4 to develop science skills, build on their strengths, and develop confidence and skills in science.
Robert Krampf: The Happy Scientist
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Source for science supplies and equipment, educational kits, educational toys and games, compound microscopes and space telescopes.
Tech Museum Online Store
Loads of high tech gadgets to explore. Intel “bunny” people. Mt Everest stuff, videos. Educational toys.
Thorn Smith Laboratories
Quantitative and qualitative unknowns. Prepackaged materials for student analytical chemistry. Single student vials or classroom quantities.