ABOUT THE SHOP

THE IDEA

The STEMcell Science Shop was born in 2015 when founder and science enthusiast, Terry Mudge, wanted to create a casual place to celebrate and explore all things science.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We think advancing these fields are critical to the development and prolonged existence of civilization. The STEMcell offers the tools and inspiration that innovators need to improve the world(s). And for young people, the shop introduces curious minds to the thrill of discovery and the joy of understanding. By actively promoting an evidence-based, logical approach to the world around us, we hope to make a dent in the future stupidity of the human species.

 

A GIFT SHOP SANS MUSEUM

We love science museums and centers. But too many gift shops at these institutions leave a lot to be desired. Himalayan salt lamps? Veritasium debunked them. Inaccurate scientific wall art? We have ours checked so you don’t look foolish. Stones with metaphysical powers? Crystals are amazing enough without ascribing them false superpowers. 

Like a science museum that doubles as its own gift shop, all of our artifacts are for sale—but there's no pressure to shop—feel free to just browse our fossils, read a book, inspect the crystals, and learn some interesting stuff. Over the last few years we’ve proven that, when done well, a science shop can exist independent of a science museum. So when paired with the attraction and budget of a museum, the potential for success is huge. If your science museum/center gift shop needs some help, let us know. We’re happy to wholesale many of our products or provide consultation.