Cheap Microscopes On Sale | Microscope Gift Ideas

 High power compound microscopes are ideal for viewing pond water, bacteria, blood cells, protozoa or cell mitosis. You may be interested in adding a science starter kit which includes prepared slides, blank slides, an activity book on PDF flash drive and all the items needed to get started. Or pair your microscope with a prepared slide kit. Microscopes can be great gift ideas for students, collectors, scientists, and hobbyists. We also have microscope specials on items that are overstocked.
102 Microscope Kit Microscope with Prepared Slides  Stereo Microscope with Slide Kit Super Slide Kit: Slides, Activity Book, Starter Kit
HS1 Microscope Package with Book and Slides
$136 $99

Kids Microscope

Student Microscope 24 Slide Package

20x Microscope with  Reptile Slides

Science Set: Slides, Activity Book, Starter Kit

Microscope, Protozoan Book & Prepared Slides

  • 40x, 100x, 400x
  • Operates Corded or Cordless
  • LED
  • Includes 5 Prepared Slides
  • 40x, 100x, 400x
  • Cordless Rechargeable LED microscope
  • Coarse & Fine Focus
  • Carrying Handle
  • 20x
  • No cords
  • Includes 5 reptile / amphibian slides
  • Perfect first microscope!
  • USB PDF Activity Handbook
  • Prepared Slides
  • Blank Slides
  • Eyedropper
  • Cover Slips
  • Depression Slides
  • High School Microscope 40x, 100x, 400x
  • Protozoan and Protists Microscope Activity Book
  • 15 Prepared Slides
Low power microscopes are perfect for viewing stamps, coins, rocks, flowers, anything you might hold in your hand! Click here to view other ideas of items you can view with a low power microscope.
  Microscope Educational Materials and Slides
Richter Optica HS3B Binocular Microscope 
HS1M High School Microscope HS-3M High School Microscope Protozoan Teacher Handbook Microscope Prepared Slide Kits
$685 $615
$299 $249
$499 $385
HS-3B Binocular High School Microscope HS1 High School Microscope HS-3M High School Microscope  Protozoan Book
 Microscope Prepared Slides
  • HS-3B-3 = 40x, 100x, 400x
  • HS-3B = 40x, 100x, 400x, 1000x
  • Cordless Rechargeable LED
  • Mechanical Stage
  • Cord Holder
  • 40x, 100x, 400x
  • Operates Corded or Cordless (Rechargeable)
  • Optional Mechanical Stage
  • Coarse & Fine Focus
  • LED
  • HS-3M-3 = 40x, 100x, 400x
  • HS-3M-4 = 40x, 100x,  400x, 1000x
  • Operate Corded or Cordless (Rechargeable)
  • Mechanical Stage
  • Cord Storage
  • Protists & Protozoan Book
  • Illustrations
  • Worksheets

  • Frogs
  • Botany
  • Histology
  • Insects
  • Lichen and Fungi
  • Major Organs and Blood
  • Mammal Organs
  • Zoology
 Middle School Digital Microscope  Digital Tablet Stereo Microscope
 Zeiss Primostar 3 Digital Microscope

Richter Optica HS-1D Digital Student Microscope

  Digital LCD Biological Lab Microscope
$386 $349
$1,310 $1,179
$549 $449
$2,565 $2,305
MDS1-D Digital Middle School Microscope S2LCD-BL Digital Stereo Microscope ZEISS Primostar 3 Digital HD Microscope HS-1D 3mp Student Microscope RB20 Digital LCD Lab Microscope    
  • 40x, 100x, 400x
  • Cordless Rechargeable LED
  • 3mp Camera for PC
  • Capture Images / Video
  • Carrying Handle
  • 10x and 30x
  • Top and Bottom LED Lights
  • 12" LCD Monitor
  • HD Camera
  • 40x, 100x, 400x, 1000x
  • Corded LED
  • Mechanical Stage
  • HD Camera, 2mp SD Capture
  • 12" HD Monitor
  • 40x, 100x, 400x,
  • 3mp Camera
  • Optional Mechanical Stage
  • Software for PC only
  • Capture Images / Video
  • 40x, 100x, 400x, 1000x
  • Infinity Corrected Plan Achromat
  • Mechanical Stage
  • 12" LCD Monitor
  • HD Camera
  • SD Card Capture
Limited Quantities

Not sure which type of microscope is best?

High power microscopes go to 400x and beyond and are used to look at specimens you can not view with the naked eye. Samples are placed on microscope slides and covered on top with a "cover slip." High power microscopes are more popular as gifts than low power microscopes as there are more activities and investigations that can be done with them. Our two most popular (high power) models sold as gifts are the student microscope 24 slide kit package and the HS-1M High School Microscope.

If you want to look at larger items (greater than 2mm) such as a whole insect, coins, stamps, gems minerals or sand grains then you should look at the low power microscopes. Our two most popular low power microscopes are the S2-BL stereo microscope for dual magnification (10x / 30x), and the S6 Stereo Zoom Microscope for zoom (7x - 45x) and the ZEISS Stemi 305 for brightfield / darkfield (8x - 40x).

Digital microscopes perform the same functions, but also include a camera (in some cases a monitor) and software. You can connect the microscope to the computer to view a live image on your screen, as well as capture and save images and video! Recommend high power digital models are the MDS1-D digital middle school microscope and the RB20 LCD Digital Microscope. Low power digital microscopes we recommend as gifts are the S6-LCD Stereo Zoom microscope and the S2D-SPS dual power digital stereo microscope.