The universe is full of amazing things

Matter is our 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.


This month only — Take 50% off your first box with the code ATOMIC.

Bonus: Matter subscribers get 10% off all non-subscription orders!

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

what you can expect to receive

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.


Each month's boxes are all shipped 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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By subscribing today, you're claiming a box in next month's limited batch.



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 124 reviews
My grandson is a pure science nerd in the best way.

Just a note to say thank you. My grandson has a seemingly unlimited capacity to learn about everything he possibly can. Your Matter boxes are a highlight for him (and dad I might add) has provided much stimulation during the pandemic isolation we had to go through to keep all people safe. We’ve done lots of google searches on the stuff you’ve sent and many trips to libraries for additional info. Thank you so much.

K.P. (Washington, United States)
Monthly joy

My littles are so excited every month when our box arrives. The USPS backlog slowing everything down has been agony for them as they ask me daily for an update once we get the email that our box has shipped! The crates are very well thought out and put together down to the eco friendly packaging. The info cards give a good chunk of background for each item and open up discussion and a desire to seek out more info, which I love. Also, one of the most important things to me is customer service which they excel at! They are always so great, friendly, and professional when talking to me about any questions I have and have taken time explaining everything to me. Highly recommend supporting this business!

W.M. (Indiana, United States)
Excellent in every way

I run a little YouTube channel called iamtheicelord, which is mainly an unboxing videos channel. I came across Box of Matter years ago and it has become a channel favorite. I believe we are up to seventeen boxes now and I'm just about to open another and upload the unboxing. I've always found the contents of Box of Matter are well-justified. The fact that so much information is available for each individual item. The scarcity or rarity of certain items I've received over the years is remarkable. Also, with regards to customer service, this Box of Matter personnel have never let me down. This is a quality subscription box through and through..

K.C. (Utah, United States)
Great for a nerdy girlfriend.

My girlfriend loves this box. She's a science geek and has loved every box she has gotten! Totally recommend for all you geek, including me.

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

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.