About Our Store

The affairs of the Museum of Jurassic Technology Gift Shop are conducted under the careful supervision of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information, as well as the trustees of the Museum itself. Every publication and commemorative object is chosen for its potential to further the Museum's greater mandate of leading the learner "... from familiar objects toward the unfamiliar, guided along as it were, a chain of flowers, into the mysteries of life."

Many of our items are produced by and for the Museum only, and the quality of Museum reproductions and adaptations is an overriding concern. Many years is not an uncommon span for the development of a single object, and the satisfaction of friends and members of the Museum who purchase from us is unconditionally guaranteed. Proceeds, as always, are used entirely in support of the Museum and its programs.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology sincerely thanks you for your order.

Membership Discounts

Current members of the Museum receive a 10% discount on most Gift Shop purchases. Please be sure to check the box at the bottom of your shopping cart to alert us of your member status. Due to the constraints of our web site, we are unable to apply your discount until after the checkout process. We will, however, apply the discount before we process your payment. Please see our Membership page for more information, or contact us with any questions. Please note that memberships, gift certificates, and shipping fees are not eligible for a discount.

Payment Options

We accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express. We also offer checkout through PayPal. If you wish to pay by check or money order, please send an email to orders@mjt.org, or call (310) 836-6131, to make arrangements.

Gift Certificates

The Museum of Jurassic Technology is pleased to offer gift certificates in any denomination, for use at both our physical and online gift shops. To redeem a gift certificate online, please type your gift certificate number in the "Order Notes" section at checkout. Due to the constraints of our web site, we are unable to apply your certificate balance until after the checkout process. This means, unfortunately, that even if your certificate covers your entire purchase, you will still need to enter a credit card number, and your card will be automatically authorized (but not charged) for the total amount of your order. Please be assured that we will ONLY process your payment if your gift certificate does not cover your total purchase -- and only for the difference between the two. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Sales Tax

Residents of California will be charged 9% sales tax on eligible items. Memberships and donations are not taxed, and are thus fully tax-deductible.

Returns Policy

All items exclusively commemorating the Museum of Jurassic Technology are returnable for store credit, regardless of receipt or date of purchase.

All items purchased in the Museum Gift Shop or through the Online Store are eligible for a full refund providing that the item is in unused condition and there is an accompanying receipt of purchase.

Photograph courtesy of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Saint Petersburg, Russia.