The Lawrence Discovery Store

Store Staff Picks

Because we know what engages children (and adults as well), we are each picking out our favorite item from The Lawrence Discovery Store. We have your back for birthdays and holidays with a curated selection of items to excite the young scientist in your life.

Products from our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide arrayed on a shelf in the Discovery Store
Outdoor Nature Lab Program Lead Chris Ziska holds up the book Nature's Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy, his staff pick favorite from the Lawrence Discovery Store.

Nature’s Best Hope

“Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy is so motivational and provides wonderful information on how to help improve the planet, one backyard at a time. The importance of native gardens and helping the species that call your backyard home is a focal point of this informative and engaging book, and everyone will be able to walk away learning something.”

- Outdoor Nature Lab Program Lead Chris Ziska

Discovery Store Office Lead Tigerlily Biskup holds up the Kidzlabs Bubble Science Kit as her staff pick of favorite store items.

Kidzlabs Bubble
Science Kit

“My favorite item is the Kidzlabs Bubble Science Kit. Playing with bubbles is very nostalgic for me, and the cool shapes in this kit make really neat bubbles that are fun to look at but also teach you a lot about science! The kit is great for anybody in elementary school; I’m planning to get it for my little sister, who’s turning 6!”

- Discovery Store Office Lead Tigerlily Biskup

A child is looking at a lava lamp

Northern Lights Lava Lamp

“My whole family loves the Northern Lights Lava Lamp! My kids have used this as a nightlight since they were young. Not only does it provide the right amount of light, it also provides calming patterns and shapes to focus on as they nod off to sleep. And, it’s just the right amount of retro for my partner and I to appreciate it, too. Hope you have a chance to enjoy it!”

- Director, The Lawrence Hall of Science, Rena Dorph