The universe is full of amazing things

Matter is a monthly box of intriguing scientific items. We search the planet for interesting forms of matter and send them to your door. A monthly dose of fascination to feed your curiosity.

Want more conversation pieces in your life?  Start building your collection of scientific specimens, artifacts, tools, & curiosities by claiming a box in our next limited batch.


Take 50% off your first box with the code ATOMIC

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. Don't expect t-shirts, plushes, or toys—unless there is something scientifically fascinating about it.

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.


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.

Interested in a past box? Grab a discounted past box from our vault here.


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



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 119 reviews
N.S. (New Mexico, United States)
Such a fun box!

I was super excited to receive my Matter Box. I was very pleased with the content of the box and I'm excited to get next months box. Some items are mostly just to look at, some are useful. The info cards are nice and simple. I think I'll make a little shelf to display all the stuff I'll get with this subscription.

K.B. (California, United States)
Fun stuff

I’ve only gotten one so far but all of the stuff that came in it was supper cool and fantastic! I loved the box and can’t wait to see what will be in the next one!

J.B. (British Columbia, Canada)
Best box ever.

The coolest subscription box ever. Well worth the money. I'm 32 and still found this so fascinating! Perfect for any age.

Z.T. (Texas, United States)
Love it

Somany fun things worth the price

A.H. (New York, United States)
Love this subscription

I love this almost as much as my kids! We look forward to it every month!

M.D. (Colorado, United States)
Slow delivery but worth the wait

It was a slow process from first order to the actual delivery, but it was a worthwhile wait. The diversity of products in the box was exceptional and item themselves were quality. Would recommend to anyone interested in the natural world

F.D. (Tennessee, United States)
These matter boxes are great!

They're so great that Im considering buying a rock tumbler for all the specimans!

K.T. (Ohio, United States)

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n.m. (California, United States)
Best thing ever!

I'm like a kid at xmas, waiting for my box to show up. From the fossils, to rocks, to stuff I didn't even know I wanted!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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