SciMall Gift Guide: 15 Science Supply Items For Your Holiday Experiments

This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
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Sure, you can buy a flying car from Hammacher Schlemmer. But for truly bizarre catalog collections, turn to America’s laboratory supply companies. It’s a fair bet your favorite holiday catalog will not include a small-animal guillotine, for instance.

Or how about a dissection kit, a rat with Parkinson’s disease, or some cocaine free base? Don’t worry, it’s for science.

These are just a handful of the weird, morbid, or questionable-sounding items you can find in catalogs offered by life science and technology research companies. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we searched the best-known laboratory supply companies to come up with some rare gems, and we even threw in some sale items for you frugal types.

Some of the items, like lab rats and Schedule II controlled substances, would require special paperwork. But technically, anyone can buy a $950 fireproof hazard suit.

Enter the SciMall gallery to see some of our favorites.