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Because Science Store 1759 Columbia Rd NW

(571) 549-8028

Open Daily
Sun-Tues Noon-6pm & Wed-Sat 11am-8pm

Because Science Storefront Features:

Shop Gifts

We're a gift shop for adults + kids! The store is organized by discipline and we offer stationery, novelty gifts, housewares, puzzles + games, art, apparel, and more! You can also purchase/pick up physical gift cards and pick up your online order.

Store categories include:

- Plants + Animals

- Dinosaurs + Natural History

- Space

- Local DC Gifts

- Cards + Stationery

- Socks + Accessories

- Kids Activities + Baby Gifts

- General Science

- Women in STEM

- Physics + Math

- Engineering + Tech

- Circuit Breaker Labs

- Geology + Earth Science

- Biology + Anatomy

- Chemistry

- Home Science Supplies + Cooking

Shop Gifts

Do Science + Art

The CRAFT LAB is the space for (mostly) free events, adult classes, demos and presentations, science festivals, and more! Some events (weather permitting) are out on the sidewalk and most do not require registration, just stop by and have fun! Click the button below for the schedule.

We also accept private event bookings for Birthday Parties, Corporate teambuilding, and Adult get-togethers. Just contact us to book.

Craft Lab Info


We offer free* electronics and battery recycling. Just stop by when we're open to drop off your eligible items.

*Some items, like monitors and TVs cost us extra to recycle, so we pass the exact cost to you for responsible recycling.

Recycling info

Circuit Breaker Labs

Our in-house line of handmade upcycled circuit board art + gifts is made right here, in our store!

You can stop by to purchase ready-made circuit board art, jewelry, accessories, and our crowd-favorite: floppy disc coasters!

If you'd like to talk with us about a custom circuit board art piece, we're available to walk you though your project. You can also check out our inspiration gallery here.

Shop Circuit Breaker Labs