BEST OF 2021

Box of Matter

A monthly science box of collectible scientific artifacts and gadgets to feed your curious mind!

Product Details

Collect amazing things. Learn amazing things.

Each month you'll get interesting items from around the world to build your own personal museum. You'll get prehistoric fossils, scientific tools, cutting-edge materials, historic artifacts, and other fascinating things + detailed research about them. Subscribe today & be the most interesting person you know + the smartest person in your circle!

  • All fossils are the highest quality, guaranteed authentic, and sourced from the most reputable collectors in the industry
  • Featured in Mental Floss, Buzzfeed, Futurism, USA Today, and more. Hundreds more 5-star reviews at our main site
  • 100% carbon neutral. We plant a tree for every box ordered + all packaging is either reusable, recyclable, or compostable
  • Fill your home with conversation pieces. Impress your friends. Or just build your own private museum of science
  • Each month features a variety of items so there's something for everyone, and the info cards are a great way to start your own research

Customer Questions (18)


Q: Is it too late to get the best of matter box? I've been waiting to see something posted. I am a science teacher (middle school) and my students and i love the boxes and can't wait for the best of!! Asked by Ron F., December 2020

MATTER answered...August 2021

Thanks for using our boxes in your classroom! You can find many of our past items, including best-of boxes when they are in stock, on our main website (we can't post URLs here, but you can find it in the pics on this page). Plus, teachers always get 15% off! Check the "Discounts" link at the bottom of our main site.


Q: What is the phone # for Matter, I was unable to place order online.Asked by Jeanette P., June 2019

Hi Jeanette,
Sorry if you're experiencing technical issues. Unfortunately this site won't allow me to include contact information in this reply. But my name is Terry, and I'll be happy to help you if you just hit the "Contact Seller" button at the bottom of this page and shoot me an email from there. Thank you!

by Jerry G., June 2019


Q: The six month subscription cost $29.99 a month yesterday. Why did the price go up by $10 a box?Asked by Kathy S., November 2021

MATTER answered...November 2021

The price of the Matter box varies based on the duration of the subscription and any coupons applied to your cart. There are currently some promotions on our page that can get the cost of the box down to near that price for a 12 month subscription before shipping and tax.


Q: I have sent TWO messages asking where my box is that I ordered on Oct 1st! It’s now Nov 5th and still no box and no response from your company! I will give until the end of today before I cancel!Asked by Tammy B., November 2021

MATTER answered...November 2021

Your first box will ship in the first week of next month, no matter what day you subscribe. All boxes ship in the first week of each month.

Reviews (128)


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Jenn A.
1 Review
Subscribed for 24 days

Awesome Box of goodies

Loved this box

Dec 26, 2021
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Amanda H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

If you are into science, and you want something purely unique, this is the box for you. Every item feels like an Easter egg. From space exploration to ancient poop (one of my favorite objects…) this is truly an amazing box.


Dec 08, 2021
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Jodee F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

Love the Matter box. I actually used the hand warmers while back packing.

Yellowstone Tee is great

Dec 06, 2021
Jim S.
3 Reviews

The puzzles drive me crazy--I love it.

This was a gift for my husband

Nov 19, 2021
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Blair D.
8 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 25 days

My husband LOVES this crate. Everything comes with fact cards about the items you get and all the items are interesting. Thanks!

I'm surprised this doesn't cost more

Aug 13, 2021
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Jerry G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

I got a huge trilobite fossil in my box. My favorite science museum's trilobites are half the size of mine. I can't believe this doesn't cost more.

MATTER said...Nov 12, 2021

The trilobites are one of the oldest fossils that we have featured - at about 500 million years old! And thank you for the feedback. We strive to include the highest quality items in the box of Matter - so glad you loved the fossil you received!

Great stuff

Aug 12, 2021
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Aimee C.
5 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month

Loved everything in the box! The info cards were èxspecially great

VERY Impressed. Love the NFT

Jun 21, 2021
Dave P.
1 Review

I especiialy like the research cards explaining all the items. My favorite thing has been the NFT. I wasn't sure what an NFT was when I heard about them, but thanks to MATTER, I know what they are and I also own one! They taught me how to start a digital wallet, and sent me an NFT for free. Great service!

MATTER said...Nov 12, 2021

It was a learning process for us too, and the NFT world has already evolved a great deal since then so we may have to do another!

nerd heaven

Jun 18, 2021
Bobby F.
1 Review

Im impressed with the quality and attention to details each month. The products are actually decent quality and their online shop has even more. Im in nerd heaven.

Worth Every Penny

Jun 18, 2021
Amber P.
1 Review

As an adult who is into science, let me just say FINALLY. Thank you for not dumbing this down. Adults like learning new things too! Worth every penny!

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