MATTER

The popular monthly box for serious science enthusiasts of all ages. All science, no fluff.

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Shipping & Renewal Information
  • 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.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
The Universe is Full of Interesting Things
We search the planet for the most interesting forms of matter and ship them to thousands of curious individuals each month. Fossils, tools, specimens, materials, and artifacts—Matter is part science museum, part laboratory. Feed your curiosity or spark someone's else's. A great gift for anyone who loves to learn about the universe around them.
  • 100% carbon neutral. We plant a tree for every box ordered.
  • Informational cards included for each item
  • The only box with REAL fossils, specimens, and artifacts
  • Featured in Mental Floss, Buzzfeed, Futurism, USA Today, and more
  • All packaging is either reusable, recyclable, or compostable

Sneak Peek

Photo of undefined current box July 2021

July 2021

A tool to demonstrate the power of the sun, a precision optical device, a fragile piece of a creature, and more...

Order by June 29th to get this box!

Questions

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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


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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 Terry M., June 2019

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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

MATTER answered...May 2021

The items are new every month.


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Q: How do I get the best of matter box? I got a got about it and a discount code as well, but I don’t see where to get it! Please advise as I really want the best of box for a gift!Asked by Nickcole R., November 2020

MATTER answered...December 2020

Hello, The 'Best of Matter' box is only available through our main website. We're not allowed to add urls here, but your can find our web address on the side of our box in the photos!

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116 reviews

Awesome Box

Mar 08, 2019
Cody N.
1 Review
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12 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 9 days
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Recieved my box early, had small unique items that I thought were amazing. Getting a Computer chip from a Nasa Computer was unbelieveable for someone who actively builds customs pcs and works in tech!

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Box of science fun and beautiful to disp

Dec 28, 2020
Allison T.
5 Reviews
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3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 30 days
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Very cool box of science.. neat to display or investigate! Detailed descriptions and history and science information on a card for each of items included.
Fast shipping and quality packaging. All the items are fantastic and varied.

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Impressed

Feb 28, 2019
Gwen
1 Review
50 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 months
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Subscription boxes always look fun to me, but in the end the contents are typically disposable, consumable, or quickly grown out of. They also keep you from “putting basic math to work for you”- piecing out the contents vs price paid gets really discouraging.
HOWEVER- MATTER sends you “real” stuff. You don’t throw away a fossil or lose an owl pellet in the back of your sock drawer. I bought two 3 month subscriptions for my brothers, ages 37 and 41. What I really wanted was for someone to get a subscription for me, especially after I saw the contents in person. My 9 yr old son asked me to cancel his other subscription box and magazine so he could get MATTER.
For my brothers, the items are ultimately display/ collectible/ conversation pieces. For my son they have been thrilling to open (as with any crate) and fun to play with (there seems to always be at least one mini activity), but unusual and interesting enough that he has to circle back several times to really understand what each item is. The combination of being able to handle and keep something like a 400 million year old fossil, a bismuth crystal, or humidity gage transforms abstract information into something concrete, personal, and memorable. I like that there doesn’t seem to be an overarching theme to each box other than its namesake- (unless I’m missing something...?). It’s hard to appreciate things when they’re isolated in a textbook-style grouping (hard minerals, chapter...

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Delayed shipping but nice product

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Tory J.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month
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Product is very nice, but never received a shipping notice and package came much later than expected. Would have had no problem if there was any communication from the company, or realistic expectations for shipping time. Reached out to the company when package hadn't arrived when expected and never heard back.

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Excellent box for weirdos

7 days ago
Elizabeth F.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 8 months
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This is my absolute favorite box! My fiance and I look forward to opening our Matter Box every month. The collections are extremely well curated, with pieces in each that range from fun and silly to truly unique and bizarre. Each box has at least one item that makes us go "Whoa!" Each piece also comes with a card that describes the item, and we've learned a ton!
We're about to get our 8th box this month, and it's been a joy to watch the curation and design grow and improve as time goes. We're delighted with this team and all they've done in producing this subscription box, and we both look forward to each new box!
10/10, would highly recommend this box to anyone who has an interest in the strange and unusual.

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Awesome Curation!

May 21, 2021
Natalie V.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month
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I gave my 17 year old science loving niece this box as a gift, she absolutely loved everything in it ! The curating was great!

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Matter box is amazing!

May 07, 2021
Amber K.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 12 days
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I got this as a present for my aunt who loves science, and she loved it! The pieces in the box are perfect for anyone who is interested about history, geology, science, space, and much more!

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Delivers awesomeness, every time

Mar 15, 2021
Ellie G.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 2 months
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I get totally geeked about this box every time. I now own a little piece of NASA, 100 millions year-old fosseis, and several unique minerals. I haven't quite figured out how to best store them all, but I love this crate!

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Box of Matter

Feb 12, 2021
Lisa G.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 1 month
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I enjoyed this box. Everything was interesting and I learned things.

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The whole family enjoys every box!

Apr 18, 2021
M B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months
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For the scientific or just curious in your family. Each box gets shared with everyone from grandparents to grandchildren and always includes lots of oohs and ahs at weekly family meetings. Highly recommend!

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