Build It Toys

These toys are for the little builder in everyone. Blocks, tiles and construction towys can be found in this section and more. 

Visit the Discovery Store for these Build It toys! Just ask at the Front Desk if you'd like to just shop at the store without paying Museum admission. Email the store: store(at) or call (415) 339-3939. Members save 10% on all purchases.

Magna Tiles

Our Top 2012 seller Play is often the primary mode of learning for children. For young minds, taking flat pieces and constructing 3-D objects with them is a new and exciting discovery. Magna-Tiles attract on all sides, even when flipped around. Children explore geometric shapes, symmetry, and other basic math concepts with these colorful pieces.

Quercetti Marble Run

Let your little one have loads of fun with the Quercetti Marble Run. Your child would love to watch as the real glass marbles spin and wind through the double entrance large funnel and glide along the two marble wheels. This 80-piece marble run set helps your child to creatively construct the vortex using the broad base pieces, which give a strong support.


Softwood look-a-like foam Supersized blocks – as seen in our Art Studios.

Amaze n' Marbles

This run has channels cut at just the right angle to speed marbles along whatever path young builders create. It’s the ideal activity for encouraging intuitive understanding of engineering. USA made marble run in 2 hand crafted woods.

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