Thank you for choosing Darwin and Wallace™ as your source for educational and collectible natural history items. We strive to provide the public with items from the past and present that will open up the world of nature and evolution to the young and old alike. Our products are ideal for both the collector's home, as well as natural history museums, zoos, and other educational institutions. If you have been enlightened or educated through the discovery of this website or the purchase of one of our products, then we have accomplished our mission.
Who are we?
Our team consists of experts and enthusiasts in several realms of earth sciences, particularly in zoology, paleontology, and anthropology. We are currently an online commerce site, but are based in the USA.
What you can expect from us:
- A dedication to friendly customer service.
- Honesty: we will never intentionally misrepresent an item. If you feel that we have, let us know!
- Lawfulness: we have never, nor will we ever smuggle an item into or out of the USA, nor will we acquire an item in anyway that is deemed illegal.
- Conservation: we believe firmly in the preservation of species, and will never offer products from animals or plants that are endangered or threatened according to CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). If such an item is listed on our site, it will be accompanied by official documentation stating its legality (such items are usually acquired through old collections and are never taken from a recently living plant or animal).
- Security: All authentic items will come with an official Certificate of Authenticity provided by Darwin and Wallace™.
What can we do for you?
- Are you looking for an item that is not on Darwin and Wallace™? Let us know! We can usually acquire what you are looking for.
- Educator's Discount: Before you purchase an item, let us know if you are an educator! A discount can usually be applied to most specimen items (excluded items include jewelry, clothing, toys, books, films, decor, and Darwin and Wallace™ novelty items). Documentation of educational entities requesting an educator's discount (school, university, museum, zoo, aquarium, etc.) must be presented in order to be considered for the discount. Home-school and religious/spiritual-based organizations can not be considered for the educator's discount.
- We ship to customers all over the world! If you live outside of the USA, please contact us so we can get a specific shipping quote for your item.
- Be aware of your state's laws: when purchasing an authentic item of a recent animal (not fossil), please be sure that your state will lawfully allow you to bring in the item. We will not be responsible if your item is confiscated. In 99% of cases, most items are perfectly legal to be brought over state lines, but it definitely pays to do your research, or reach out to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for information (http://www.fws.gov/). One example would be that the states of New York, Georgia, and Tennessee do not allow human material of any kind to be bought or sold.
- We do not ship specimens (bones, skulls, skeletons, etc.) of recent animals (not fossil) outside of the USA.
Get in contact with Darwin and Wallace™:
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We will be always be there for our customers. If you have a question on our products or have an educational question (that includes all of you dinosaur-loving kids out there!), please feel free to contact us.