Front Entrance of Ruth Patrick Science and Education Center

The Science Store

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

The science store is open during public shows at the DuPont Planetarium. The store is also open for visiting groups. Please call 803-641-3313 to make arrangements to visit the store.

The Science Store specializes in unusual, hands-on science materials, toys, models, kits, and collectibles not typically found in larger chain stores. This is a child-friendly, "please touch" kind of store, with merchandise similar to that found in museum gift shops. The Science Store carries puzzles, games, tee shirts, posters, puppets, reference materials, and educational books which make great gifts or classroom teaching aids. This is a terrific resource for teachers and parents looking for unique items that make science come alive in the hands of a child.