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Microscopes for kids and hobbyists include good quality, affordable compound microscopes for everyday use.

We recommend monocular microscopes for younger kids but remember, they should view with both eyes open! Binocular microscopes become the recommended microscope as soon as their eyes are wide enough apart to use two eyepieces. Trinocular is good for anyone interested in photomicrography.

We also cater for the Home Hobbyist for whom we recommend the Omano OM36 or OM88. Alternatively, the Omano OM 118 Series offers a lower priced option.

Increasingly, customers add a digital USB microscope camera for that WOW factor! SAVE 10% off any microscope camera when purchased with a microscope.

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  1. JuniorScope, The Ultimate Kids Microscope

    List Price: $130.00

    Starting at: $89.00



    JuniorScope, The Ultimate Kids Microscope

    • A Real Compound Microscope Designed for Kids 8+
    • High-Grade Precision Glass Optics For Clear Viewing
    • 3 Magnification Levels - 40x, 100x, 400x
    • 2-in-1 Top and Bottom LED Lighting for slides or solid objects
    • EZ Focus Knobs make getting sharp images a breeze
    • Operates anywhere on 3 AA batteries
    • Includes Starter Kit with Everything You Need To Get Started
    • Includes “The World of the Microscope” Book ($8.99 Value for free!)
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  2. OM116L 40x-400x All Metal, Compound Microscope

    List Price: $169.00

    Starting at: $99.00



    OM116L 40x-400x All Metal LED Student Compound Microscope

    • 40x, 100x, 400x magnification
    • Portable - LED illumination
    • All Metal construction
    • Recommended Grades K-5
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  3. OM150-M 40x-400X Monocular Compound LED Student Microscope (Compound) 3

    List Price: $159.00

    Our Price: $109.00



    OM150-M 40x-400X Monocular Compound LED Student Microscope

    • Recommended Elementary School microscope
    • Three magnification levels: 40x, 100x, 400x
    • Battery-powered LED illumination - perfect for field trips
    • Coarse & Fine focus makes it easy for students to use
    • All metal construction for durability in the classroom
    • Ergonomically sized for student use
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  4. OM150-MK 40X-400X Monocular Compound LED Student Microscope Gift Package 1

    List Price: $178.00

    Starting at: $118.00



    OM150-M-XSP 40X-400X Premium Monocular Compound LED Student Microscope Gift Pack

    • Strongly Recommended: Elementary School microscope
    • Three magnification levels: 40x, 100x, 400x
    • Higher grade '185' objective lenses for sharper resolution
    • Battery-powered LED illumination - great for field trips
    • Coarse & Fine focus = Easier for students to use
    • Includes Experiment Book and 5 Prepared Slides
    • All metal construction for durability in the classroom
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  5. OM118-M3 Monocular Compound Microscope

    List Price: $218.00

    Starting at: $129.00



    OM118-M3 40X-400X Monocular Student Compound Microscope

    • 40x, 100x, 400x magnification
    • Monocular microscope head
    • Plain stage - optional slide holder
    • Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
    • Recommended for K-12
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  6. OM118-M4 Monocular Compound Microscope

    List Price: $358.00

    Starting at: $179.00



    OM118-M4 40X-1000X Student Monocular Compound Microscope

    • 4 objective lenses including 100x oil immersion
    • Mechanical slide holder for easier slide handling
    • 4 magnification levels: 40x, 100x, 400x, 1,000x
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for easier focusing
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 N.A condenser for improved viewing
    • Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
    • Recommended for K-12
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  7. Omano OM136 Monocular Compound Microscope

    List Price: $358.00

    Starting at: $179.00



    OM136C 40X-400X Student Compound Microscope

    • Highly recommended 'Classic' student microscope
    • 3 magnification levels: 40x, 100x, 400x
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for easy use
    • Professional 1.25NA condenser
    • Rechargeable LED or Halogen illumination
    • Plain stage - optional mechanical slide holder
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for K-12
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  8. OM118-B4L Compound LED Microscope

    List Price: $498.00

    Starting at: $239.00



    OM118-B4L LED 40X-1000X Compound Student Microscope

    • Most affordable binocular with mechanical slide holder
    • 4 magnification levels: up to 1,000x
    • Mechanical slide holder for easier slide handling
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for ease of use
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 NA condenser
    • Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
    • Bright LED illumination
    • Recommended for Grades 4-12
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  9. Omano OM118-B4 Compound Microscope Angle View

    List Price: $498.00

    Starting at: $249.00



    OM118-B4 40X-1000X Compound Student Microscope

    • Most affordable binocular with mechanical slide holder
    • 4 magnification levels: up to 1,000x
    • Mechanical slide holder for easier slide handling
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for ease of use
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 NA condenser
    • Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
    • Bright halogen illumination
    • Recommended for Grades 4-12
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  10. OM118-B4SL LED Compound Student Microscope

    List Price: $538.00

    Starting at: $279.00



    OM118-B4SL LED 40X-1000X Compound Student Microscope

    • Most affordable binocular with mechanical stage
    • 4 magnification levels: up to 1,000x
    • Full mechanical stage for easy slide handling
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for ease of use
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 NA condenser
    • Bright, long-life LED illumination
    • Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
    • Recommended for Grades 4-12
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  11. Omano OM36L Compound Microscope

    List Price: $649.00

    Starting at: $299.00



    OM36 40X-1000X Compound Student Microscope

    • Staff Pick binocular microscope
    • Best quality/price equation
    • Built to last a lifetime
    • 4 Objective Lenses - 4x, 10x, 40xs, 100xS oil
    • WF 10x eyepieces
    • Binocular or trinocular
    • Halogen or Rechargeable LED illumination
    • Full professional features
    • Included camera adapter with trinocular
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for Grades 5-Medical School
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  12. Omano OM36L Compound Microscope Beekeeper Special

    List Price: $756.80

    Starting at: $352.00



    OM36-LBK 40X-1000X Beekeeper Special LED Compound Microscope

    • Diagnose Nosema in the bee yards
    • Recommended by Randy Oliver
    • 4 Objective lenses
    • Rechargeable LED illumination
    • Slide starter kit
    • Protective carrying case
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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  13. Omano OM88 Clinical Compound Microscope

    List Price: $750.00

    Starting at: $389.00



    OM88 40X-1600X Clinical Compound Microscope

    • High quality 40x-1,600x Clinical microscope with 8 magnification settings
    • Crisp, clear widefield optics with two sets WF10x, WF16x eyepieces
    • Professional halogen or LED illumination
    • Full mechanical stage for optimal slide handling
    • Coaxial coarse/fine focus for easy use
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 NA condenser
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for High School - Clinics
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  14. Omano OM157B Compound Microscope

    List Price: $755.00

    Starting at: $499.00



    OM157 40X-1000X Semi-Plan Laboratory Compound Microscope

    • Premium quality Semi-Plan objectives
    • Contemporary design
    • Binocular or trinocular heads
    • Professional halogen illumination
    • Professional features
    • Easy access lamp holder
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for High School - Clinics
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  15. MT-30 Series Binocular LED Compound Student Microscope

    List Price: $660.00

    $595.00


    MT-30 Series Binocular LED Compound Student Microscope

    • New Student Microscope
    • Achromatic DIN Semi-Plan 4X, 10X, S40X, S100X Objectives
    • Digital version available with 1.3MP CMOS camera
    • LED variable intensity illumination
    • Reverse-facing ball-bearing nosepiece
    • ABBE 1.25 NA condenser with iris diaphragm
    • Ergonomic design for ease of operation
    • Recommended for the life sciences classroom
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  16. MT-14 Binocular LED Compound Student Microscope

    List Price: $650.00

    Our Price: $595.00



    MT-14 Binocular LED Compound Student Microscope

    • Semi-Plan 4X, 10X, S40X, S100X Objectives
    • Battery-powered for convenient portability
    • LED variable intensity illumination
    • Forward-facing ball-bearing nosepiece
    • ABBE 1.25 NA condenser with iris diaphragm
    • Ergonomic design for ease of use
    • Recommended for classroom use
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  17. Omano OM139 Infinity Corrected Compound microscope

    List Price: $1,199.00

    Starting at: $659.00



    OM139 40X-1000X Compound Laboratory Microscope with Infinity Plan Optics

    • Superior images - 4 Plan Objective Lenses
    • Premium Kohler illumination
    • Unbeatable low price for infinity optics
    • Binocular or trinocular
    • Professional Halogen or LED illumination
    • Full mechanical stage for optimal slide handling
    • Professional Abbe 1.25 NA condenser
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for University Lab Research
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  18. Motic B3-220 Compound Microscope

    List Price: $983.00

    Starting at: $659.00



    B3-220/223 Compound Microscope

    • SALE PRICE - SAVE $200 on last remaining units in stock
    • Lab Quality High School/College Optics
    • Achromatic Super Contrast Objectives
    • Binocular head
    • Kohler Halogen Illumination
    • Mechanical Slide Holder for easy slide handling
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for high schools and clinics
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  19. Motic B1-220A Compound Microscope

    List Price: $796.00

    Starting at: $716.00



    B1-220/223 Educational Compound Microscope

    • 4 Achromatic or Super Contrast objectives
    • Binocular or trinocular head
    • Halogen illumination
    • Professional features
    • Mechanical Slide Holder for easy slide handling
    • 5-year Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for High Schools & Clinics
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  20. Motic BA210 Compound Microscope

    List Price: $1,250.00

    Starting at: $1,050.00



    BA210 Compound Microscope

    • EF-N Plan Objectives
    • Color-Corrected Infinity Optics
    • Halogen or LED Illumination
    • Ergonomic Design for ease of operation
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Recommended for Teaching Laboratories & Clinics
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