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About Home Science Tools

Home Science Tools is a resource for parents, teachers, and kids who want a better hands-on science learning experience.

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 Schaner’s 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.

"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."

Making 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.

Whether you’re a homeschool teacher, a parent bringing science into your kitchen, or a classroom teacher in need of some science guidance, we have what it takes to help you get it done right.


Children are naturally curious and love to explore their world. Watch this short video to see how easy it is to feed this curiosity engaging them in real science discovery and learning.


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 support team by chat, 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! (Get directions)


Inspiration comes from the heart, and that’s what’s at the center of Home Science Tools’ mission: To inspire young minds.


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