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Simply click here to view all or part of Acorn Naturalists printed catalog. To request free our request in an email to or call Acorn Naturalists at (800) 422-8886 anytime between 7am and 5pm PST, Monday through Friday. You can also leave a message after hours at this same number.
The Acorn Group, the consulting division of the company that focuses on environmental interpretation and education. Blending the skills of planners, designers, architects, and educators, the firm offers services in interpretive master planning, exhibit design, strategic planning for education, and evaluation. Several of our projects have been recognized nationally, receiving such awards as the Exhibit Design Award, Print and Media Design Award, and Interpretive Media Award by the National Association for Interpretation; Best of Show by the Western Fairs Association; Award of Excellence by the California Parks and Recreation Society; and National Education Award by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Acorn Naturallists is the product division, focusing on the development of engaging, hands-on educational resources for the trail and classroom.
For instructions on the use of plant presses offered by Acorn Naturalists, please click here.
Please click here. for an information sheet describing different ideas and procedures for using our track, scat and mold replicas.
To view or print out a complete set of directions for fish printing along with descriptions of fish replicas offered by Acorn Naturalists, please click here.
For instructions on the use of the prism microscope offered by Acorn Naturalists, please click here.
For a listing of the specific components (specimens) found in our rock, mineral and fossil collections, please click here.
Purchasing a binocular is complicated by references to "field of view" and ocular magnification and light gathering ability. Acorn Naturalists offers a one page, simple explanation of these terms - simply click here to view this page.
For descriptions of all of the Kind Fur replicas offered by Acorn Naturalists, please click here.
Ordering and Discount Information
CALL us Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Call toll free, (800) 422-8886 in the US and Canada or (714) 838-4888 for US and international calls.
FAX us anytime, toll free, (800) 452-2802 in the US and Canada or (714) 838-5869 for US and international.
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NET us at
WILL CALL is available at our warehouse location. Please call in advance so we can prepare your order for pickup.
WRITE us at 180 South Prospect Avenue, Suite 230, Tustin, CA, 92780, USA.
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Order online or call or mail in your order.We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as well as institutional purchase orders and checks. Our Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is 33-0688033.
We warehouse everything at one location, which means that we have direct control over fulfillment and can give you helpful answers when you inquire about a product or order. We can literally pull it of the shelf and discuss it with you, answering any specific questions you might have.
Orders originating from California locations are taxed at the 7.25% state tax rate (calculated on the order subtotal before adding any shipping charges). For orders originating within Orange County, California, 7.75% sales tax is added. Orders from locations outside of California are not taxed
For regular delivery in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, a flat rate of $6.95 applies to orders under $70; 10% of the subtotal for orders from $70 up to $800; 7% of the subtotal for orders from $800 up to $2000, and 5% of the subtotal for orders over $2000.
For Next, 2nd, 3rd Day or international orders, shipping rates are added based on weight, type of delivery requested and destination. In order to quote accurately, we need to weigh and pack the order and consult the appropriate shipping schedules based on the details of your request. Please let us know what your special shipping requirements are and we will contact you prior to filling your order.
On international shipments only, please note that every country has its own, ever changing set of regulations concerning taxes, duties, brokerage and other fees levied on incoming goods. We have no control over these fees - they are not established (or received) by Acorn Naturalists and may add to the total cost of good received.
If any item does not meet your needs for any reason, simply let us know within 90 days of receipt. To return an item, call toll-free between 7am and 5pm Monday through Friday, PST, (800) 422-8886, and ask for a return authorization number. This also allows us to make sure you receive a correct refund, replacement or credit (your choice). For additional ways to contact us, please click here.
All pages on the Acorn Naturalists website are protected by rigorous encription (all register as https). You can shop with confidence, knowing that your credit card is transmitted using state-of-the-art, fully encrypted state of the art protocol.
Acorn Naturalists is an independent educational supply company, directed today by the same educators who founded it over two decades ago. Acorn Naturalists is certified nationally as a women's business enterprise and as a small business incorporated in the State of California.
For information on The Acorn Group, the interpretive planning and design division of the company, please click here.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to find nature-inspired décor and jewelry; fair trade gifts; and crafts, games, and plush gifts for children. We are adding new items on a daily basis and also recently expanding our selection of educational resources available both online and in our print catalog.
You can also reach us by phone, email, fax, mail, and the internet. For those customers who prefer to pick up orders at our warehouse, we do offer "will call" but please call first so we can prepare your order in advance.