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Discover a Great Collection of Unique Toys at McWane

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your child, a niece/nephew or friend?

Look no further and discover the McWane Science Center’s gift shop.   McWane offers gifts similar to the learning games offered at Snoozy’s or Learning Express but additional items that I have not found other places.  Of course, they have the expected toys like volcano-making kits, microscopes, animal replicas and bug catchers, which make great gifts.  However, the store boasts a wonderful assortment of creative games that are not related to science.

Examples of the inventory include:

  • Replicas of the Saturn V rocket, Lunar landing module and the Space shuttle in addition to space goggles and other space gear (my favorite: a t-shirt that says “I Need My Space”)
  • An entire section devoted to spy gear
  • A collection of Eric Carle related games and gifts (perhaps the best collection in town).
  • Vintage or classic games like jacks, jump rope and pick up sticks most of which come in a handy, McWane carrying case

The store was an essential stop for our family’s Christmas shopping.  These toys will stand the test of time and provide hours of learning/entertainment for the children.

The prices are quite reasonable and McWane member’s enjoy a 20% discount. Of course, the staff is resourceful and you will not fight a crowd.  Additionally, you are supporting a wonderful resource in the community through your purchase.