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Get Inspired With Home Science Tools

Inspiration comes from the heart, and that’s what’s at the center of Home Science Tools’ mission: To inspire young minds. We hope your young scientists will join us, today. 

About Home Science Tools

Frank and Debbie Schaner started the company in 1994, when they realized how difficult it was to find the right supplies for doing hands-on science at home with their four children. Since then, they've been committed to making science both fun and accessible for families and classrooms.

No longer in the Schaners' spare closet—where the first products were stored—Home Science Tools has expanded over the years to serve the wide range of science needs of parents and teachers throughout the country. Our 33,000-square-foot facility ensures products are in stock, so your order can ship complete the same or next business day over 97% of the time! Streamlined operations provide increased efficiency, saving you money through low prices!

Thanks to Frank's chemical engineering background, Home Science Tools was founded with real science expertise. We carefully evaluate each product we offer to make sure that it's high quality and has strong educational value. We also have hundreds of unique HST science lab kits that provide a quality hands-on learning experience. When you order from us, you can be sure you’re getting real tools that will encourage science exploration.

Frank SchanerMaking science hands-on and easier to do can have a significant impact for the future. As Frank says, "Our purpose at Home Science Tools is to provide families and schools with the tools they need to give their children and students a superior science education. We believe our service is helping to develop today's kids into the faithful and competent scientists, medical professionals, engineers, and teachers of tomorrow." Over the past 20+ years we think Home Science Tools has enriched the lives of well over 1 million kids through a better hands-on science learning experience.

So what does our enthusiasm about science mean for you? We don't just offer the best educational hands-on science supplies; we also guarantee your satisfaction with them. If you are at all dissatisfied with one of our products, you're covered by our 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. And if you have questions about our products or service, our highly knowledgeable customer support team is glad to provide personal help. Reach our customer service team by emailing service@homesciencetools.com or calling (800) 860-6272.

We strive to provide the best "behind the scenes" service, too. Our warehouse team works hard to make sure that your order arrives quickly and accurately. Our in-house Quality Control team carefully checks all our microscopes and other equipment before we ship it, ensuring products you order arrive ready to use and in excellent condition.

Home Science Tools is located in Billings, Montana, along the Yellowstone River. If you're ever in town, stop by our store! (Find directions here.)

Your site is exceptionally easy to navigate and order from. Your ordering process is very smooth... so easy to keep up with the shopping cart and figure out the shipping options. My goodies arrived on the day expected... Every item was packaged carefully and is better than what I expected. I now have a home lab set up for teaching (and experimenting...) with professional quality tools that are very reasonably priced. I wish I'd found your site years ago! I will recommend your company to other homeschoolers and to anyone who wants/needs science equipment. —Brenda P, Alabama