✨15% off ends soon! Plus Meet Martha Carmella and get ready for Father's Day

Happy New Science Friday 

The highlights: Visit our new site and get 15% off, see gift ideas for Father's Day, check out our events schedule, meet Martha Carmella, and of course, a science comic. 

Bug Sale! 15% off Sitewide

Well, not that kind of bug, but they're included too! If you've seen our site recently, you may have noticed some HUGE changes. It's been redesigned! So, in honor of the likelihood of some issues, we're having a bug sale! Use code BUGS for 15% off your order this TODAY and if you come across something...peculiar, let us know!

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It's almost Father's Day!

The word “dad” was first recorded in 1500 but is most likely significantly older. Researchers believe it is derived from a child’s first sounds and is nearly universal. So, whether you call him Dad, Daddio, Pop, Father, Padre, or something else, it's time to give him a call and send him something special.  
(The card featured is also available as "Homo Sapiens" in case your important parental figure doesn't go by "dad")

Shop Gifts for Dad



Shop Local

 The Because Science storefront is temporarily closed

More details will be coming soon for our reopening, but in the meantime, you can find all of your nerdy needs on our website.

Shop STEM Gifts


Shop Live

Even though the store is currently closed, you can still shop with us in-person at any of our local events: 

May 29 Makers Market Westpost (Formerly Pentagon City
Mall), Pentagon City, VA (TODAY!)

June 3-5 Awesome Con, Washington D.C. (Walter E
Washington Convention Center)

June 4-5 Occoquan Riverfest Craft Show, Occoquan, VA

June 4 Annapolis Pride, Annapolis, MD

June 5 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

June 11-12 Art Star Craft Bazaar, Philadelphia, PA

July 3 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

August 7 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

September 4 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

September 10-11 Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY

September 24-25 Mosaic Fall Festival, Fairfax, VA

September 24-25 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show,
Occoquan, VA


Something missing? Please recommend events you'd love to see us at, including craft shows, Maker Faires, and scientific academic conferences & expositions. 




Meet Martha Carmella

From Martha: 

"My hubby @obsessedwithsuccess brought our kids with him to work today! Mella and Solo were so excited to tell me all about their day, and the best part is that they got a chance to meet all the black scientist, which sparked Mella’s interest in becoming a scientist herself 👩🏽‍🔬
It’s so important for our kids to see us in these roles. Representation matters! 🥽🥼🧪

The company my hubby works for is the world’s leading manufacturer of sustainable ingredients made with synthetic biology. The technology allows millions of people to enjoy environmentally-friendly products that are made with sustainable ingredients!"

Martha's Instagram: @thefitandflypa