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American Science & Surplus

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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A science lovers dream store. This place is completely quirky and entirely amazing.

While passing through on our way to visit family, we decided to stop here with our kiddos. I had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Texarkana, Arkansas
"Lab"orious effort needed to not buy one of everything!

Never has going into a place with no particular item in mind been so fun! Things you never... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
WEST CHICAGO, United States
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The place to go for incredible stuff at unbelievable prices in the Geneva, IL. Here at American Science & Surplus, we are fascinated by discovery and invention and we are dedicated to having fun along the way. We offer an eclectic range of products...more
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33W361 Roosevelt Rd, Geneva, IL 60185-2613
+1 630-232-2882
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While passing through on our way to visit family, we decided to stop here with our kiddos. I had read about it online and couldn't wait to see it in person. This store did not disappoint. We are a homeschool family, with two kids, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coleyraeh
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Never has going into a place with no particular item in mind been so fun! Things you never imagined existed are available for purchase. While there may be only a few of one item, there are oodles of others. Put that kid inventor to work...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WeGo77MEW
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Staff is super friendly and helpful even with little ones who ask a ton of questions. They have a wide variety of items from science, electronics, school supplies and military surplus. A true Gem in Geneva!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anna S
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have been a customer of American Science and Surplus for close to a decade now. In their store they are always helpful and knowledgeable. Online its a mix of knowing their stuff and making fun of themselves. The collection of things they have is...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank IantheGreen
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We spent a good hour and a half just browsing around this place. It has everything from science to crafts to stationary to Army surplus to computer parts. We got so many goodies, and my geeky computer science-majoring fiancé is happy as a clam. Amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Heather P
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We have been going to this store for many years. Sometimes just a place to bring the kids to look around at the many interesting items. Science supplies, odds and ends, items to use for crafts, little motors, jars, plastic cockroaches, corks, etc. It's worth...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Tired of the usual hardware/big box store or looking for certain items at garage sales? Head over to this place for hours of browsing through all kinds of useful, useless irrevelant good stuff. You are bound to find something you need that you can't live...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank F8155NUdenisem
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Fun place.....full of items you never knew you needed. You don't really go there with a shopping list but you leave with lots of fun and cool items. Great for kids too.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank stixx2002
Reviewed 22 April 2015

American Science & Surplus has been in the Fox Valley for a long time. They have a wide variety of items that may help with a science fair project, like clamps or wiring or thermometers. They have a lot of other unique items including old...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank strikerslefty
Reviewed 29 October 2014

This place has everything you could ever think you need for any science experiment, hobbies, and more. From electric motors to beakers to rubber rats there is something for everyone here. This is a fun place to just wander around as the selection is just...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Joe D
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