American Science & Surplus
5316 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 763-0313

Stop in for great prices on educational toys!

Teaching Supplies in Chicago, IL

Hobby Supplies Chicago, IL For all of you science teachers out there, we've got the teaching supplies that will get both you and your students excited about learning.  From educational toys and kid’s microscopes, to science fair supplies, lab glassware and more, you’ll find just what you need to offer an exciting way to learn for your little Einsteins.

Welcome to American Science & Surplus, your premier provider of science related teaching supplies and hobby supplies in Chicago, IL.  We are fascinated by discovery and invention, and we are dedicated to having fun along the way by providing the largest selection of reasonable priced hobby and teaching supplies.  Looking for educational toys?  We have all of the solutions you need to help make learning fun for the youngsters.

Locally owned and operated, we have been serving folks from Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas since 1937.  Our store was initially established as a lenses provider known as American Lens & Photo.  After the Second World War, our store expanded, due to the increasing war surplus. Eventually, founder Mr. Al Luebbers opened a retail store on Chicago's Northwest side called American Science Center and started carrying educational science items, teaching supplies and hobby supplies. 

For more information on American Science & Surplus, please feel free to visit our website.  There you can shop for all of our hobby supplies, educational toys and other fun and unique items.

We have the hobby supplies you need!

Make learning fun with our teaching supplies and educational toys.

Teaching Supplies Chicago, IL

If you're a hobbyist, then you're always on the lookout for great prices and a great selection of hobby supplies. If you're in the Chicago, IL, you can make American Science & Surplus your one stop shop. And if you want to be the cool teacher that all of your students love, then you need to browse our selection of teaching supplies and educational toys. Learning should be fun, and if you shop with us, class will always be a blast!

And if you're an educator, then you're missing out if you aren't coming to American Science & Surplus. Our teaching supplies and educational toys make learning fun again. Think back to when you were in school: weren't the best days in class the days when the teacher closed the textbook and challenged you to learn in fun, new and exciting ways?

That's exactly the kind of opportunity our educational toys create. These teaching aides allow your students to learn in a hands-on, intuitive way. More than that, when they lay eyes on the teaching supplies you picked up from American Science and Surplus, they'll want to learn. What could be more rewarding than that?

We offer one of the largest selections of hobby supplies in Chicago! If you consider yourself a hobbyist, we're one of the most exciting & engaging stores you'll ever set foot in. From the craft enthusiast to the scientific to the downright weird, we've got it all at American Science & Surplus.

We pride ourselves in providing such a wide variety of eclectic teaching supplies, educational toys, hobby supplies and other unique items, all while keeping prices exceptionally low.   If you are a science-minded individual looking for hobby supplies or an educator looking to make learning exciting, you’ll truly enjoy our wide range of handy and amusing items.

You can either browse our excellent online catalog or stop by one of our three retail store locations in Geneva, Chicago, IL and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our first location in Chicago, IL is located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central. Whether you need the perfect science fair supplies for your project you are a teacher looking to equip your classroom in a more fun and exciting way, we have just what you need!

No one knows hobby supplies like we do!

Teaching Supplies Chicago, IL

Our employees aren't just there to stock the shelves- they're just as excited about our products as you are! No matter if you're looking for the teaching supplies and educational toys that will get your students up out of their seats, the lab glassware and kids microscopes that will get them working, or the science fair supplies and hobby supplies you need to make fun new creations, they can help. Don't believe us? Watch them in action at one of our science nights in Chicago, IL, where you never know what will go ka-boom!

Science Fair Supplies Chicago, IL

American Science & Surplus continues to offer a unique mix of industrial, military and educational items, with an emphasis on science and education, including kid’s microscopes, science fair supplies and more.

We are always updating our amazing inventory with the most unusual and bizarre items for your typical hobbyist, tinkerer, artist, experimenter, home educator, do-it-yourselfer, and bargain hunter.

Looking for costumes, model train sets or holiday decorations?  We literally have everything you need in three great locations! 

We are American Science and Surplus, your premier provider of teaching supplies and educational toys, hobby supplies and other unique items in Chicago, IL.  Stop on by today!

In case you're anywhere in the upper Midwest and would like to visit our stores, here's where they're located:

5316 N. Milwaukee Avenue
(773) 466-6942

Route 38, 1/4 mile east of Kirk Road
(630) 385-0498

6901 W. Oklahoma
(414) 562-6503

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If you've never stepped foot inside American Science & Surplus, then you're missing out. We have great prices on everything from telescopes and microscopes to science kits and craft supplies. If you're looking for a unique gift, you'll find it here!

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