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Science Club Information: This month's presentations are by Drs. Kristen and Barth Wright. They will present a program about primates. Come and learm how to speak "chimpanzee." Pebbles & Plants (K - 3rd grade) Saturday, 10/11/ 2014 and10/18/2014 - 9:00 am.

Young Scientists (4th - 8th grades) Stturday,10/25/2014 - 9:00 am.



BIOLOGY EVENTS: Let us know if you have any special requests for biology-related workshops.



Star Parties, Our star parties will begin again on March 21st of 2014.

Telescope Basics, We have had some very successful Telescopes Basic Workshop this year and others will be scheduled for later. Send us an email if you'd like information sent to you.




Science Club: Click here for details: Science Club

Beagle Society: We have no Beagle Society meetings currently scheduled.

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H.M.S. Beagle: the Store

Our Contact Information:

Address: 180 English Landing Drive, Suites 110 & 120, in Historic Downtown Parkville, MO 64152

Telephone: 816.587.9998; Fax: 816.587.9997

E-mails: Carol:; John:; Customer Service:

STORE HOURS: Mon: 12:00 (Noon)-7:00 pm; Tue-Thu: 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Fri: 10:00 am-7:00 pm (Winter Hours); Sat: 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Sun: 12:00 (Noon)-5:00 pm.

Welcome to H.M.S. Beagle!  Your natural selection for science fun!

We invite you to join us as you explore the world of science … from rock collecting to star gazing to robotics! We have what you need for your next science adventure, DIY project or research!

We invite you to visit our store in Historic Parkville, Missouri, or our online store. We have telescopes (and all the accessories you want!); microscopes; chemistry sets, labware and chemicals (over 600 different chemicals and chemical elements); rockets; and robotics. We have a great selection of posters and science books for adults and students. Plus, we have the largest selection of minerals and fossils in the Kansas City area.

Our Pebbles and Plants (K - 3rd grade) and Young Scientists (4th – 8th grade) Science Clubs meet monthly. Our adult science club, The Beagle Society, provides opportunities to learn about the newest science discoveries and a learning community for amateur and professional scientists.

We are a great resource for students and teachers in public, private and home schools. We’re also Greater Kansas City’s project resource for makers, hackers and DIYers; we sponsor MAKE: KC, the folks who brought the Maker Faires to Kansas City.

Each month we offer workshops on a variety of science topics, from building rockets to robotics projects to making perfume from essential oils. Our free Star Parties are a great way to learn about the night sky and using a telescope. Annual events include October Skies (Rocket Science Day) and student fossil digs. We also offer The HMS Beagle Science Fair Academy, a one-week day camp in the summer for students in 4th through 8th grades where they learn about the scientific method and research and how to properly do a Science Fair project.

H.M.S. Beagle is an independent, locally owned business since 2004. The Beagle Crew includes a chemist, astronomer, geologist and paleontologist.  Do you need a mineral identified; do you think you have found a meteorite?  How about help with your telescope?  Or help putting together a custom chemistry set? Or find that perfect gift for a budding scientist? We offer personal service and technical advice.

Come by and see us and join the science fun!

Finding the Beagle

Map to Aid in Locating HMS Beagle.H.M.S. Beagle is located in historic downtown Parkville, Missouri at 180 English Landing Drive. We're just fifteen minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Here are some quick route descriptions:

No matter where you are from, you can find something to intrigue and entertain you here!

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