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.
- 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.