Explore the universe from home

Matter is a subscription of scientific items. From prehistoric fossils to cutting-edge materials straight out of the laboratory, we search the planet for all kinds of things with fascinating scientific properties and ship them directly to curious people just like you all around the world.

Start building your collection of scientific specimens, artifacts, tools, & curiosities by claiming a box in our next limited batch.

Gift like a champion

Struggling to find gifts smart enough for your scientist? You've found it. We designed Matter to be the box we'd want to receive.

It gets even better

As a thank you for signing up for Matter, all subscribers get 10% off all non-subscription orders from our shop from day one.



NEW: Not ready for a monthly box? Quarterly plan now available!

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 165 reviews
C.H. (Indiana, United States)
1st Box Received

I purchased a series of boxes for my Granddaughter's 12th birthday. We had so much fun going over every item in the box. She has decided to take one of the items to school for science show and tell. Loved it!

S.g. (New Mexico, United States)

Fun for all ages! Very diverse items.

S.S. (New South Wales, Australia)
Fantastic education and fun!

Our whole family loved the surprise of what was going to be in the box. It was so special. We can't wait for the next one. My 12 year old son actually sincerely thanked me for purchasing the matter subscription box.

S.K. (Arizona, United States)

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B.H. (Ontario, Canada)
Gifts for Homer Simpson...er I guess more like a female lenny or carl?

Unfortunately I didn't get this gift for a simpson's character but like I got this this box as a gift for my sister, She works with nuclear energy in real life and loves science but most things I found were more "kid-ish" and tacky and she's definitely earned her ranks through the science field that getting her anything like that woulda sucked. But your whole team put together an amazing box that surprises and astonishes those who I thought woulda seen it most of it all by now! I can't thank you guys enough for a such a cool product. I know her roommates were also surprised and amazed by the box and said they were gonna order some too so I hope good things to your team and all related, Keep up the great work!

To my original point, Homer I guess is more of a Nuclear Safety Inspector where I'm just assuming Lenny and Carl are probably closer to working with nuclear energy than Homer, ya know?

M. (California, United States)
Best gift I’ve found in a long time.

My husband is hard to shop for, but this has been wonderful. He practically grabs the box when it arrives. He inspects and reads about each piece and then searches out more information about the items and connected history. He goes back over every item he has already collected each time he gets a new box as well. He loves it!

A.M. (Florida, United States)
Fun and educational product!

I was extremely satisfied with my matter box. I learned so much just by the informational post cards in the box. I will definitely order again.

I LOVE This!!!

I would give it a hundred stars if I could. More than worth the money. I like the info included in it. Definitely going to continue!!!

R. (Oklahoma, United States)
Matter Box Sucess

I ordered the Matter Box Subscription for my boyfriend as a Christmas present. He was surprised and is very excited! The cards that describe the items are very informative and the items are really neat! Thanks for being a hit!

K.S. (California, United States)
Excellent program!

I love the thrill of opening the box every month! And I and far from a kid!!

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.

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Matter Subscription Box

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