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American Science and Surplus

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Find your odds and ends and weird stuff here!

I've been ordering from their catalog for years and finally had a chance to visit one of their... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Danielle W
South Bend, Indiana
Love this place

Great store in Jefferson Park. I have been going there for literally decades. Loaded with lots of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Greg W
Marquette, Michigan
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Jan 31, 2018
“Find your odds and ends and weird stuff here!”
Jul 10, 2017
“Love this place”
The place to go for incredible stuff at unbelievable prices in the Windy City. Here at American Science & Surplus, we are fascinated by discovery and invention and we are dedicated to having fun along the way. We offer an eclectic range of products...more
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5316 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-1269
+1 773-763-0313
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I've been ordering from their catalog for years and finally had a chance to visit one of their locations. Aisles are a bit small so it can get crowded. This is a good place to get glassware cheaper for school science projects. (or electrical components).

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great store in Jefferson Park. I have been going there for literally decades. Loaded with lots of eclectic goods and useful surplus items for the do it yourselfer. Can't go wrong.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I was a little disappointed as when I had seen this place on TV it looked like a huge warehouse, that must be at another location. But it was so fun. There was bunch of odd things, and science stuff. There wasn't much for costumes...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Not what I expected. A bit pricier than anticipated. Much of the merchandise appears to be stuff from China, novelty items and odds & ends - then there's a multi-hundred dollar telescope... 'SURPLUS & science' should be the store's logo.

Thank walnutridgechef
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is an odd stuff store.....i.e., a store full of odd stuff. My favourite item on my most recent trip -- to the warehouse sale -- was a German military winter camouflage hooded poncho -- white with scattered green pine foliage. $7.50. And Halloween less...More

Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Just when you think that you can't find things that you need for projects or just around the house, there is American Science & Surplus. They have aisle after aisle of merchandise that you never imagined. It is quite likely that you'll end up walking...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Known for its clever signage ("Welcome Back Cotter Pins @ 2 cents") and eclectic inventory, Amer Sci and Surp has been around in retail form since 1945. What do you need? You'll find aisle after aisle of electrical components; medical supplies; toys and educational kits;...More

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