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Our monthly box of intriguing scientific items

We search the planet for the most interesting forms of matter and send them to thousands of curious humans around the world each month.

Want more conversation pieces in your life?  Start building your collection of scientific specimens, artifacts, tools, & curiosities.
$44.95

/month

After checking out, you'll be able to view, modify, or pause your membership anytime from your account page.

Real science, no fluff

Everything in a Matter box will have some interesting scientific property. No t-shirts, plushes, or plastic figures with big heads here.

Don't just look smart, be smart

We include informational cards to explain the scientific value of the items you receive and provide a starting point for your own research.

1 box, 1 tree

We're proudly carbon neutral. We plant a tree for every order placed and send you details about it, and all packaging materials are either reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

NEW MONTH, NEW STUFF

We ship all new boxes in the first week of each month. You'll receive our newest items before they are even available in our store.

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By subscribing today, you're claiming a box in next month's limited batch.

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When you get your box, take a moment to learn the significance of these items in the universe.

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Spread your newfound knowledge to your fellow humans and encourage them to do the same.

Customer Reviews

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D.S.
Last 2 subscription boxes

Though they were meant for 1 adult kid - all the family enjoyed them

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J.A.

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C.M.
Great stuff

There's amazing things in here. Thanks for sharing the love of science.

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A.
Great! Super fun for my son!

My 11 year old son has loved every box! Super fun and interesting items. I looked everywhere for a box that was worth the price I paid and this box meets my expectations by far! I highly recommend the Matter Box!

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K.H.
Still loving the subscription

I have been getting the sub boxes for about 6 months and so far they have all contained nifty interesting things. So far only one duplicate item between months. Had a broken bottle in one that was quickly replaced by customer service super quick. Overall I have been really enjoying the subscription

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Anonymous
Matter subscription box

This is one of the coolest subscription boxes I have ever seen! Everything inside exceeded my expectations. I love that it comes with information cards regarding each item so I can share the knowledge with my curious 5 year old daughter. This is so much fun!

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B.L.
Very cool!

The matter box came with some really cool items, and each item had a card with a good amount of information on it. Very much worth the price!

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T.E.
Filled with Wonderful Surprises

I wasn't sure what I'd get when I ordered the Matter Subscription Box. Well, when I received my first one, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Great value and content. Now I can't wait to receive my second. Well worth the subscription.

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L.
Great box

Loved this box! Can't wait for the next!

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I.R.
Fun for the family

I ordered this box for my daughter, but the whole family gets involved. Even as adults, my husband and I have lots of fun leaning. The look on the faces of my kids is well worth this subscription. The additional cool thing is bringing out older boxes and figuring out the relationship or usefulness between items (such as a scale from one box measuring weight of items from another). Love that this exists!!

some PREVIOUSLY featured items

We've shipped tens of thousands of boxes and counting, making Matter is one of the most popular science-themed subscription boxes, and the only box that features real scientific artifacts, fossils, and specimens. Here are a few of the hundreds of items we've featured.

LUNAR DUST SIMULANT

We work with several labs that create cutting-edge materials for scientific research. One such material was this soil that was engineered to be chemically and physically identical to the surface dust of the moon.

GOLDEN RATIO (ϕ) CALIPER 

Our laboratory equipment manufacturers provide us with many specialized tools that can be hard to find. Since scientific research demands high precision, you know you're only getting the absolute top-quality research and measurement tools.

IRON METEORITES

Through our network of collectors, we've been able to include many collectible natural specimens in Matter, such as fossils and meteorites, all of which are verified and identified by trusted experts.

These meteorites were likely formed in the early solar system and crashed into earth around 4,500 years ago.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Our scientific artifacts may be our favorite items. These items highlight the extremes of human achievement in various fields, such as this piece of the original cable of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most immense engineering projects of all time.

FAQ

Still have questions? We have a broader FAQ page here that might have the answer. If not, feel free to contact us.

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