Our goal is to make ordering 3D Molecular Designs products as easy as possible for teachers, administrators and individuals. We are happy to accept your order in any of the following ways:
Shop Online with Credit Card or Purchase Order Numbers
Clicking the Shop Now or Buy Now buttons on our site will take you to our shopping cart site at shop3dmoleculardesigns.com. Our shopping cart exceeds industry standards for securing your private information processing credit cards.
Purchase Orders by Fax, Mail or Email
Send us your purchase order anyway you like. When sending a confirmation PO by mail or fax, please indicate that it is a duplicate. We cannot easily check for duplicate PO numbers in our system.
Mail 804 N. Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Orders by Phone
We are happy to take your phone order with either a purchase order or credit card.
3D Molecular Designs does not require customers to register or set-up accounts prior to processing an order. Information provided on a purchase order or the shopping cart is sufficient.
We are happy to complete any form you need from us to become a vendor. Send your form by fax or email to:
We are happy to provide quotes. You can generate your own quote on our shopping cart by adding items to your cart and entering your shipping address.
CONTACT US with the specific items and quantities. We usually respond to quote requests within 1 business day.
Custom Model Quotes
Shipping rates vary based on box size, weight and destination. We offer both United Parcel Service (UPS) and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for delivery, to help ensure the most cost-effective and reliable service possible. Customers in Canada should contact us for shipping costs. 3D Molecular Designs cannot ship to all countries. PLEASE NOTE:
UPS orders placed by noon (CT) are usually processed the same day. Expect shipments via UPS ground to take 3-5 days to arrive.
US Postal Service (USPS) orders are not processed until the next day, regardless of when the orders are placed. Expect shipments via USPS standard to take 3-9 days to arrive.
USPS Priority Mail (2-4 day) and Priority Mail Express (2 days) are NOT always reliable and may not arrive in time. This is beyond our control.
Orders placed on the weekend will not be processed until Monday morning.
Orders placed near a holiday may be affected by holiday shipping delays.
Orders with expedited shipping requests must be received by noon, in most cases. Please clearly note - or contact us - if you need to make sure your order ships the same day and/or arrives by a certain date.
Custom model orders take 2-4 weeks to produce. Larger and/or more complex models may take additional time to complete.
As a general rule, USPS shipping is less expensive than UPS; however, UPS delivery is more reliable. Once a package is in the hands of UPS or USPS, 3D Molecular Designs no longer has control over when the shipment will arrive at its destination.
Return and Refund Policy
3D Molecular Designs is a small, private business. In order to keep prices as low as possible, we cannot cover return shipping costs. If you wish to return a product, we will refund the purchase price once we receive the item, minus a $25 restocking fee. If a product is defective, 3D Molecular Designs will replace the faulty part(s) or refund the purchase price and shipping fees, at our discretion.
Don’t Have the Resources to Purchase Classroom Materials?
If you are among the growing number of teachers using DonorsChoose to raise funds for classroom supplies, please be aware that you can post a project seeking donations to purchase several of 3D Molecular Designs’ most popular kits – The Water Kit, Amino Acid Starter Kit, DNA Discovery Kit and Map of the Human β-Globin Gene. If successful, it will be fulfilled by one of our our re-sellers – Carolina or Nasco – who are DonorsChoose vendors. If you want to raise money to buy a 3D Molecular Designs’ product that is not available from Carolina or Nasco, you may be eligible to post a special request project, and we will be contacted to fill the order after it is funded. DonorsChoose has declined our request to become an official vendor because we are a small business. Please consider contacting DonorsChoose to kindly request that they add us to their list.
Grants are available to current members of the National Education Association who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education. Currently preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects. Grants will fund the effort for 12 months, and may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and technology. Teachers can apply for a $2,000 or a $5,000 award.
ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant
The American Chemical Society supports innovative chemistry teachers who wish to enhance classroom learning and raise students’ interest in chemistry. Funds can be used to purchase laboratory equipment, supplies and instructional materials. Teachers can request up to $1,500 for their ideas.
Toyota Tapestry Grant
In partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, leading car manufacturer Toyota has established a grant that helps K-12 teachers fund innovative, community-based science projects in environmental science, physical science and integrating literacy and science. The grants (up to $10,000) aim to help teachers increase the quality of science education and promote interest in students.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
The NSTA Awards and Recognition Collection provides a number of links to funding opportunities to recognize the outstanding work being done in the field of science education.
In addition to PTAs, PTOs and local school district foundations, many community organizations support education projects. Consider contacting one in your area to schedule a student presentation:
American Legion Posts
3D Molecular Designs will soon launch a Gift Registry for teachers to record their wish lists, so that parents, grandparents, PTA/O’s or others can purchase our products for their classrooms. Sign up to receive our periodic newsletter to be notified when this option is available.
In addition to accepting direct orders from customers for all of our products, 3D Molecular Designs has authorized several U.S. distribution companies to distribute some of them. 3D Molecular Designs is the sole source for products in final development (field testing), and others; we can also customize products to fit customers’ specific needs. READ MORE