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Explore the universe from home

Send your college kids, friends, or clients a box of real scientific artifacts, specimens, fossils, and more
Limited Time:
Get 12 months for the price of 8 when you prepay.

Just add the 12-month option to cart and use the code 1248 at checkout

Send inspiration to
your
Scientist. Innovator. Engineer. Inventor. Astronomer. Physicist. Geologist. World Changer. Paleontologist. Chemist.

Explore the universe from home

Send your college kids, family, or coworkers a box of real scientific artifacts, specimens, fossils, and more
Limited Time:
Get 12 months for the price of 8 when you prepay.

Just add the 12-month option to your cart and use the code 1248 at checkout

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Made for Serious Science Lovers

We search the planet for the most fascinating specimens and artifacts science has to offer—from prehistoric fossils to cutting-edge materials fresh out of the laboratory.

Made for Science Lovers

We search the planet for the most fascinating specimens and artifacts science has to offer—from prehistoric fossils to cutting-edge materials fresh out of the laboratory.

Fig. 1 — Science & Engineering Artifacts
Fig. 1 — Science & Engineering Artifacts

A New Batch Each Month

We ship a batch of our latest finds to curious people around the world every month.

Matter is the only science box curated specifically for science-loving adults, but the contents are suitable for most ages—we recommend 13+.

Fig. 2 — Space Exploration Items

A New Batch Each Month

We ship a batch of our latest finds to curious people around the world every month.

Matter is the only science box curated specifically for science-loving adults, but the contents are suitable for most ages—we recommend 13+.

Subscriber Discounts

We offer flexible options so you can order a single box or schedule a recurring delivery.

As a special perk for scheduling recurring deliveries, save 10% on each box and take 15% off all non-subscription orders from our shop for the lifetime of your subscription.

Fig. 3 — Prehistoric Fossils
Fig. 4 — Rocks, Minerals, & Crystals

A New Batch Each Month

We ship a batch of our latest finds to curious people around the world every month.

Matter is the only science box curated specifically for science-loving adults, but the contents are suitable for most ages—we recommend 13+.

Fig. 2 — Space Exploration Items

Subscriber Discounts

We offer flexible options so you can order a single box or schedule a recurring delivery.

As a special perk for scheduling recurring deliveries, save 10% on each box and take 15% off all non-subscription orders from our shop for the lifetime of your subscription.

Matter as a Gift

Struggling to find the right gift for your scientists? Matter makes a great gift for birthdays, graduations, and even corporate gifting.

Need 12 or more matching boxes? We're happy to curate a custom box that will make an unforgettable gift for your employees or clients. Please send us an email to start the process.

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

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

New box released monthly

Each batch of new boxes ship in the first week of each month.

Want to try a previous box? Grab a discounted past box here.

Real science, no fluff

Matter only includes actual scientific items like authentic fossils, artifacts, tools, meteorites, and geological samples.

1 box, 1 tree

We plant a tree for every order placed and only use reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging, ensuring your order is entirely carbon neutral.

Research notes included

Every box comes with complimentary research cards for each item to provide a starting point for your own exploration.

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What's included:

  • 1–6 new, responsibly-sourced items each month (total value of each box is $50–70)
  • Research cards for every item
  • Free & carbon neutral US shipping
  • One tree planted for every box ordered
  • Subscriber-exclusive discounts
$49.95

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

Included with every box:

✓  Up to 6 authentic, scientific items (total value of each box is $50–75)
✓  Research cards for every item
✓  Free & carbon-neutral US shipping


Delivery Options

Subscribe & save up to 25%
Payment Options:
Payment Options:
Payment Options:

What's included:

  • 1–6 new, responsibly-sourced items each month (total value of each box is $50–70)
  • Research cards for every item
  • Free & carbon neutral US shipping
  • One tree planted for every box ordered
  • Subscriber-exclusive discounts
$49.95

/Box

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

some PREVIOUS BOXES

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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J.F. (Michigan, United States)
Childlike excitement, adult wonder

I LOVE getting my Matter Box every month.

As a teacher, I open it with my science students and all of us experience the joy of discovering something amazing we never knew existed. I've made several lessons based on what we find inside!

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R. (Virginia, United States)
My most favorite packages!

Been getting these for months. I am always ecstatic. My fiance and I go through them together and read the cards.

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Anonymous (Idaho, United States)
Corporate Gifts

My (tech) product mgmt team absolutely loved their curated Matter Boxes -- so unique and such interesting tidbits of bona fide scientific brilliance in each package! Highly recommend :)

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E.B. (Massachusetts, United States)
Fantastic Science Box for Adults and Kids

I’ve been subscribed for close to a year now. I am consistently looking forward to getting my box every month. Some are better than others but they ALL have great stuff and are a blast to open.

They also come with awesome description cards that you can display.

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J.S. (North Carolina, United States)
Awesome

Matter box is absolutely worth it!

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A.L. (Pennsylvania, United States)

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P.F.
Best purchase ever

This monthly box is my favorite thing each month. It always has amazing scientific items and the cards have such a fun description that are easy to understand and explain the concepts well.

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Katherine R. (Texas, United States)
So cool!

My parents got me a subscription for my birthday and I loved it so much I've kept buying it for myself after my three months were up!

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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!

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S.g. (New Mexico, United States)

Fun for all ages! Very diverse items.

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