Q: Are boxes always different or do they repeat? Thinking of renewing a third time and want to make sure it's not the same box. Asked by Phoebe B., May 2021
The items are new every month.
Q: Would this be appropriate for a curious 10yo? My son loves to examine, touch, explore. I know he would love the items but is he old enough to appreciate it fully? Thanks a loving MomAsked by Kim M., December 2019
We curate our boxes so most items are suitable/understandable for most ages (i.e. prehistoric fossils, interesting trinkets, minerals, activities, etc.) But as you said, some items may be difficult for kids to appreciate (i.e. aerogel—the lightest solid material humans have ever created—as well as pure element samples). For this reason, we include informative cards that can help adults explain the significance and provide a starting point for further research.
Q: Hi, how much is the international delivery charge? Is it charged every month? Thanks! Asked by Sheena, July 2019
Hi Sheena, Our shipping charge to Canada is $10/box and everywhere else in the world is $14/box. We use USPS First Class postage to keep this cost as low as possible, and we’ll continue to seek out ways to bring it even lower.
Q: Is there anyway to pay now and have the first box start in January? I want to give for Christmas.Asked by Sarah M., November 2021
Yes! Once you subscribe, contact us through the Cratejoy contact form and we can change the start date for you.
Order it mid-December, it usually ships the first week of each month.
Shared birthday present this year; 12 interesting surprises. Arrived safely. We tried to postpone opening till the weekend, but curiosity would not allow for further delay. We might do better next time?! Expectations were satisfied. Impressed with the quality & detail. Looking forward to the next… Thank You, The Stemcell shop! X
Some really cool stuff in here. I promise, you have no idea what kind of cool stuff you’ll get in this box.
This is such a fun box! I’m not even a super sciency person, but love to learn about the different things that come. And it’s going to make for an amazing collection of items!
partner and i look forward to the next month! both of us being science geeks, it’s a great little reward for both of us.
This is really one of the best subscription boxes I've ever had. My kids and I look forward to it arriving so we can add everything to our growing collection and read about all the unique items. You never know what you're going to get but it's all going to be exciting to learn about, handle, and use. It's like getting your own little museum exhibit delivered every month (but none of it's behind glass!). So glad I found out about Stemcell; it's my new go to shop for gifts for my science loving family!
Loved the subscription box I got! Really neat stuff and I liked the cards it came with explaining everything.
My son spent an afternoon poring over the information cards, cross-referencing with his own books on elements and fossils, and deciding where to place his items within his collection of antiquities and eccentric items. The sample box was amazing and convinced me that he should have a subscription. This first installment was everything he hoped it would be.
I really loved my first box. The items have piqued my interest in studying them more, particularly the fulgurite. I am looking forward to future boxes!
So far we LOVE our subscription. Both boxes we have gotten have had some pretty cool and interesting stuff. The first box had FOSSILIZED POOP!!!! What kid isn't going to want to learn about that? By kid I mean me, the 48 year old dad :) hahaha. Love it. Can't wait until the next one comes.
I got this box for myself (an adult nerd) and I loved it. So much fun and interesting items. I recommend for kids or adults :)
A prehistoric fossil, a specialty tool, a piece of one of the oldest computer programs, the tooth of a beast, and a unique mineral specimen.
A prehistoric fossil, an elegantly simple tool, like items from around the world, a very old mineral, a material with a memory, and an essential tool for geologists.
A prehistoric fossil, a naturally-shaped crystal, a metal with a long history, an industrial tool, a cutting tool, and our first digital item.
A prehistoric fossil, a material made for space travel, a tool for measuring the wind, a mineral with an optical phenomenon, and a radioactive element.
A tool to demonstrate the power of the sun, a precision optical device, a fragile piece of a creature, and more...
A piece of one of the most advanced machines ever built, a pure element, a half-billion year old fossil, and more...
Woolly Mammoth fur from the permafrost, an artifact of tech history, a useful bag, and more...
This box includes a piece of film technology, an unusual fossil, and a scientific bag.
This box includes an electrifying fossil, chemical energy, an interesting metal, and more.
This box includes an ancient scientific document, a radioactive substance, a piece of the world's largest organism, and more.
Our most valuable box yet! This box includes a PIECE OF ANOTHER PLANET and more.
This box will contain a hand-blown glass Klein Bottle—a mathematical object to help think about higher spatial dimensions—and more.
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