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Need some holiday gift-giving inspiration? Come on down to the Science Store! Discover our wide selection of mind-bending puzzles, interactive science kits, colorful apparel and other out-of-this-world gift ideas!

To help you, we've compiled a list of 15 science stocking stuffers for under $15. Shop for all of your friends and family this holiday season at the Science Store located on Level 2.

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  1. Mars Mud
    A bouncy, stretchy, squeezable putty, this glow-in-the-dark sensory material is perfect for ages 3+. It’s fun to mold into different shapes without making a mess and it makes great noises too!

  2. Pet Tornado
    Observe nature's most destructive force in a safe way and learn all about tornadoes! Shake your Pet Tornado up to see a realistic, tiny tornado form.

  3. Steve Spangler’s Energy Stick
    Turn your body into a human conductor of electricity. By touching both ends you will create a closed circuit and LED lights inside the tube flash and the tube makes a noise. Learn about conductivity, insulators and electric circuits.

  4. Mini Newton’s Cradle
    This desktop-sized version of Newton’s Cradle will teach you about the conservation of momentum and energy. Lift and release one of the spheres and see how the force travels through the line.

  5. Dancing Flower
    Discover the amazing power of solar energy with this cute Dancing Flower. When exposed to sunlight or other light energy, the flower gently moves up and down and is sure to make anyone who sees it smile.

  6. Excavation Kits – Rock & Mineral, Meteorite or Fossil
    These miniature excavation kits are the perfect gift for the little paleontologist in your family! Use the digging tools and brushes to uncover some interesting finds.

  7. "All My Friends Are Dead" by Avery Monsen & Jory John
    This laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults explores each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament.

  8. Popcorn Rock
    Just place this rock in vinegar and watch as natural white crystals grow out of it. Grow a healthy crop of "popcorn crystals" for one to three weeks.

  9. Mini Microscope
    Explore the world around you on a microscopic level with this fan-favorite. This microscope can easily fit in your pocket and has a convenient light so that you can do some scientific exploration wherever you are.

  10. Pocket Volcano
    Create different eruptions with this miniature volcano. Whether you place it on the table, in a glass or in the bathtub, you’re sure to have an explosively good time!

  11. Orlando Science Center Gyroscope
    Be amazed when you create gravity defying stunts with your very own toy gyroscope! Learn about physics while doing cool tricks like balancing, tilting at crazy angles and walking a tightrope.

  12. Hexbug Aquabot
    This robotic fish actually swims! Water brings it to life, providing kids with the fun experience of having a pet fish, without all the messy clean-up.

  13. Hexbug Nano V2 Bug
    Watch these robotic bugs appear to defy gravity as they use the physics of vibration to scurry just like a real bug!

  14. Hatching Dinosaur Egg
    Place your dinosaur egg in water and watch as it begins to hatch! After he starts to crack out of his shell, he will grow into a full-grown adult of up to 6 inches.

  15. Glow-in-the-Dark Solar System Planetarium Model
    Learn all about the solar system with this planetarium model. This kit allows you to assemble and paint the solar system and comes complete with a bonus wall chart and fun facts!

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