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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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Customer Reviews

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R.K.
This Makes science cool

This is a great present for somone who loves to learning and explore science. The items you get are things i would never think to buy but they are cool.

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A.M.
Amazing!

I loved my first box! I talked about it so much that my kids bought me a subscription for my birthday. I can't wait to share with my students when we get back to school. I love the glow powder and have so many things I want to order. It's nice to have something cool to look forward to every month.

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S.G.
Fantastic

Everything we received in the box has sparked some curious little minds. My kids love it and so do I!

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S.G.
Box of surprises

Every month I look forward to my little box of matter - and to sharing it with the family. The items are diverse, interesting and provide us with multiple ways on seeing and understanding the world.

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C.F.
excellent box for nerds

This is a great subscription box that's fun for people who like science! The samples and science toys were great surprises to open!

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G.R.
Only the coolest

Learning is cool, sciences rocks, and surprises in the mail are fun (at least they always should be!) Box of Matter gives me fix for my science itch. With really neat items every month, I love getting to learn about scientific tools, rocks, plants, fossils and more with a fun package in the mail (instead of those boring bills). Thanks StemCell Science Shop!

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K.G.
Love our box

Great box. My son loves it.

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B.Z.
Interesting Stuff

Great products that are cool and fun too!

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K.L.
Matter box is super cool

I have two young kids (1st grade and kindergarten). We had a blast opening our Matter box and discovering the cool items inside.

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D.
Always a surprise in every box

The boxes are addicting. My only problem is finding a way to display all the cool stuff. Maybe the shop will have display trays (non-plastic, of course).

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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