Stop in for great prices on hobby supplies!
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. Our selection is separated into a large assortment of categories including:
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!
Our teams of for professionals are friendly and highly qualified to assist you with everything from finding the right teaching supplies like educational toys, kids microscope and lab glassware, to gathering the most suitable and fun science fair supplies and hobby supplies. We literally have it all! We even host a fun and exciting science night three or four times a year at our Chicago, IL location where you never know what will go ka-boom!
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
Route 38, 1/4 mile east of Kirk Road
6901 W. Oklahoma
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!