MATTER Subscription Box
MATTER is our monthly science subscription box. It is growing very popular and quickly becoming one of the top science boxes available. The images on this page are example of some past boxes.
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What is MATTER?
MATTER is a science subscription box full of interesting items every month. Our small team of dedicated scientists and science enthusiasts scour the Earth to find only the most interesting items to send to our subscribers. Each month's box includes about 3–6 items with a retail value of ~$50, so you come out ahead no matter the length of your subscription. We always include a wide range of items—some man-made, some natural, some modern, some prehistoric—so there's sure to be something to spark anyone's curiosity. Plus, each item is paired with an information card describing the item, as well as some interesting properties about it. MATTER will only feature proven scientific fatcs—never pseudoscience . Plus, each box is curated to be purely scientific, without non-scientific "merchandise" (t-shirts, stickers, plush toys) like so many other boxes.
Who is MATTER for?
MATTER is for anyone who enjoys being mentally stimulated. Being science enthusiasts ourselves, we strive to make a box that we would be excited to receive. Most science boxes are geared strictly toward kids, but ours is designed with adults in mind as well. While it is educational and kid-friendly, some concepts may need to be explained by an adult (i.e. aerogel, the lightest known solid material). All items in our box come with an info card which can be used as a starting point for your independent research.
How much is MATTER?
MATTER starts at $40 for a single month, but the price of each box drops dramatically for longer subscriptions. For example, a 12-month subscription is $300, which comes to $25/box. We ship via USPS First Class to keep shipping costs as low as possible. International shipping is calculated at checkout. We also offer educational discounts for teachers and schools, feel free to send your POs to email@example.com.
When can I expect my MATTER?
We ship all boxes on the 4th day of each month (unless the 4th falls on a Sunday or federal holiday, in which case they'll go out on the 5th). The cutoff for subscribing is the end of the previous month. Your first box will ship on the 4th of next month, no matter what day you subscribe. We ship via USPS First Class, so all subscribers within the US should receive their boxes within 3-5 days. International orders will take some time, possibly up to several weeks. You'll receive an email with a tracking code when your box ships.
Will you automatically charge me again?
We understand this is a big concern for people interested in subscriptions. We've taken all the guesswork out of it.
- Your subscription will expire at the end of your term.
- Your subscription will not automatically renew.
- You will not be charged again.
If you choose not to pre-pay for longer terms, or if you just want to try it out for a month, simply choose the "One-time purchase" option. However, longer subscriptions cost less per box. To select a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription length, select the prepay option and choose your term length. If you would like your subscription to automatically renew, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of it on our end.