Smithsonian 150X, 450X, 900X Microscope Kit

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$22.99When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Smithsonian 900x Microscope with LED illumination
  • Includes STEM educational content
  • Requires 2 AA batteries, not included
  • Ages 8+

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 4.09 Inches (H) x 11.71 Inches (W) x 12.04 Inches (D)

Weight: 2.06 Pounds

Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up

Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, No Tools Needed

Lens Coating: No Coating

Objective Lens Size: 6.1 Millimeter

Optical Tube Diameter: 20.57 Millimeter

Optical Tube Length: 53.34 Millimeter

Magnification: 900

Battery: 2 AA Alkaline, Required, Not Included

TCIN: 51309031
UPC: 042409518861
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-2241
Origin: Imported

Description

The Smithsonian 150x, 450x and 900x Microscope lets you view microscopic specimens at up to 900x actual size. The Set has prepared and blank slides and laboratory accessories with a built in light for direct illumination. This set includes: 900X Plastic Microscope with LED Illumination, 1 Scalpel, 1 Spatula,1 Stirring Rod, 1 Tweezers, 1 Test Tube with cap,
1 Petri Dish, 1 Pipette, 2 Specimen vials, 3 Prepared Slides, 6 Blank Slides, 8 Slide Labels, 8 Slide Covers, 1 Storage Case for the Slides and Detailed Instructions
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.09 inches length x 11.71 inches width x 12 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.21 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: How do u make the light work? I know u put batteries but is there like a button?

submitted by Ak - 2 years ago
  • A: When the lightbulb is facing up, it should turn on automatically. When you flip the lightbulb to face downward, the microscope is illuminated by the reflection of the light in the room, or the sun. So all you have to do is swivel it upward. If you continue to have any issues, please contact us at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we'll be happy to help you.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
3.1 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
29% would recommend
31 recommendations
broad age appeal: 2.75 out of 5
ease of use: 2.33 out of 5
length of play: 2.03 out of 5
value: 1.9 out of 5
quality: 1.94 out of 5

A win!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Grandma - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Great item. Good price. Actually nicer than I thought it would be.
ease of use: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Bad product

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
CuberGuy - 2 months ago
Didn’t even see bacteria, nothing was cool. I’m returning this later.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
We're sorry you had issues with our microscope, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under CuberGuy.
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Piece of Junk

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Boymom - 2 months ago
If I'm being honest, I would give this ZERO stars. This toy is a piece of junk. It is lightweight and doesn't work. We put two fresh batteries in and the light won't work. My son was super excited about this toy, but that quickly turned to disappointment. I'll never buy a Smithsonian product again. Returning ASAP.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
We're sorry you had issues with your microscope kit. If you were unable to return it, please contact our customer service team, and they will be happy to make things right. You can email them at custserv@nsi-int.com. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Boymom.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Plastic Junk

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
TargetFan - 3 months ago
Plastic junk. Too small. How did Smithsonian come out with this? Super disappointing. Buy something for a little more with some real value.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 3 months ago
We're so sorry you were disappointed with your Microscope Kit, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under TargetFan.
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Dont purchase

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Sheernaev - 6 months ago
I would not recommend this at all the because half of the slides are scratched to the point of where when you put something on there you can’t see it.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 6 months ago
We're so sorry you had a disappointing experience with this set. Please reach out to customer service, and they will be happy to replace your slides or your kit, if necessary. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Sheernaev.
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Waste of Money and Time

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Toastermaestro - 6 months ago
I’m shocked that the Smithsonian allowed its name to be attached to this piece of junk… We bought this item when it was 50 percent off in the store without reading the reviews. As soon as we opened the box, we knew it was a junk. Cheaply made of plastic. Said light doesn’t work. It’s small even for a 5 year old. Returning this immediately. Do not waste your money or time.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 6 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your microscope. If you haven't yet returned it and we can help in any way, please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Toastermaestro. They will be more than happy to help you.
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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fun for like 30min but its trash

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
jerwoody20 - 6 months ago
Not enough resolution to see anything besides the prepared slides. Everything is bigger but not clearer.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 6 months ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your microscope, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@NSI-int.com, and they'll be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under jerwoody20.
value: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Look elsewhere

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Frennan - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Horrible. Did not work at all. Would not focus. Very flimsy and cheap plastic.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 7 months ago
We're sorry you had difficulty focusing your Smithsonian Microscope, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Frennan.
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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This gets a big fat thumbs down

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Megan28 - 8 months ago
Okay honestly you would be better off spending thousands of dollars on dog poop than a Smithsonian microscope, first of all I could not even see anything with the cheap plastic lens of this product and I have almost perfect vision second of all I barely touched the scalpel and it broke in half also the slides for it were so blurry it looked like a pair of glasses after a trip to the steam room I tried this product two times it was so revolting I did not even bother to take out the batteries before stuffing it in the box and getting a refund
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 8 months ago
We're so sorry you had a disappointing experience with your Smithsonian microscope, but we really want to make things right. If there is anything we can do to help you with this product or any other product in the future, please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com. Just put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Megan28.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Save your money

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Jharvey - 11 months ago
Worst $20 ever spent!! So disappointing for my 8yr old. Doesn’t focus enough to actually see anything. Absolutely terrible!
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 11 months ago
We're sorry you're having trouble focusing your microscope, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Jharvey.
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
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Waste of money

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Josh - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Extremely hard to focus. 9 year old couldn’t do it on her own. The different lenses aren’t aligned so when you switch between them you usually have to move the slide as well. Light is very bright and doesn’t dim. You basically rotate the light away to dim it. Focus mechanism doesn’t stay put in certain positions and slips out of focus of you don’t hold the knob. So even if I got it in focus for the kids, it often went out of focus as they tried looking. Even while I held the knob since turning it a tiny amount is too coarse but f an adjustment. Instructions suck. Don’t buy.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 11 months ago
We're sorry you are disappointed with your microscope kit, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let us know you posted this review under Josh.
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Does not work very well

2 out of 5 stars
theosmama - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Kit was nice but microscope was blah
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 11 months ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Smithsonian Microscope Kit, but we really want to make things right. Pease reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we will gladly make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let us know you posted this review under theosmama.
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Not great

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Mom of 3 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
The led light they use for this is crazy bright in your eye. I am a bit disappointed even though it's a toy.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 11 months ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Smithsonian Microscope Kit, but we'd really like to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they'll be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Mom of 3.
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Do not buy

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Anonymous - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Bought it for my nephew and it turns out the actual light doesn’t work! The light turns on facing down and is off facing up! (Defeats the purpose) Doesn’t matter how you swivel it — such a shame because he was so excited for the microscope :(
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 11 months ago
We're sorry you had issues with your microscope, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Anonymous.
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 2 out of 5
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Cheap and Doesnt Work

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
HBICof4 - 1 year ago
This is exactly what you’d expect for $20. My mom got this for my son and it was awful to see how disappointed he was when it didn’t work despite even following the directions… and we are not a direction following family if that says anything. Save your money or invest in something nicer and worth the money.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you had issues with your Microscope Kit, but we'd like to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under HBICof4.
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
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terrible

1 out of 5 stars
microscope - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
when putting items under under the lens, you literally only see muted colors of item and that is it, tried other objects also. you could not even tell what the item was. Terrible product.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your microscope, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to customer service at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted under microscope.
quality: 1 out of 5
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Junk!

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
ablb1315 - 1 year ago
Save your money! Total piece of junk.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your microscope, but if you're having issues, we'd like to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service department at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we'll be happy to help you. Please put "Target review follow up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted under ablb1315.
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Low quality product and not worth your time

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Randjc - 1 year ago
This microscope is not with even the price they are asking. Do not buy! Blurry lenses and extremely hard to focus for kids. The slide distort the image and get scratched too easy.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Smithsonian microscope, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service department at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we'll be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted your review under Randjc.
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Works great!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Totally would reccomend - 2 years ago
A lot of these reviews are complaining about the quality but isn’t taking the price into consideration. For $20 it does a great job and works perfectly fine. I actually bought the $50 discovery one and that one didn’t work at all! Would definitely recommend this one.
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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amazing for the price!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
klara - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
i’m 17 and bought it out of boredom and i’ve had so much fun with it! like any microscope, it takes some adjusting to focus the lense, i think some people didn’t realize that.
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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