MATTER

The best subscription box for serious science enthusiasts of all ages. All science, no fluff.

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Plans as low as $33.25 / month
Product Overview
  • 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
A collection of though-provoking items & materials
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 and Buzzfeed!
  • A new box ships to all subscribers in the first week of each month

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: 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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Q: I ordered a box what seems like a month ago.... where is it?? Asked by Jay H., January 2020

MATTER answered...February 2020

Hi Jay, Your first box is shipping this week! All subscription boxes ship in the first week of each month to everyone who subscribed in the previous month. Thanks for checking!

MATTER reviewsReviews

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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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Impressed

Feb 28, 2019
Gwen
1 Review
49 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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Box of science fun and beautiful to disp

Dec 28, 2020
Allison T.
5 Reviews
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2 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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The whole family enjoys every box!

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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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Great box!

2 days ago
Jennifer M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months
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My 10 year old son loves getting his box of matter. Interesting and fun items! It’s definitely sparked him to further explore all things science.

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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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Sean P, WA

Nov 13, 2020
Sean P.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 13 days
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Very unique! Cool items. We're using some of this stuff for stocking stuffers for the kids this year (b9 and g11) versus just a bunch of candy. The curation is great and the items truly feel unique.

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Delivers awesomeness, every time

Mar 15, 2021
Ellie G.
1 Review
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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Renewed subscription

Feb 21, 2021
Lisa G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months
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Bought a 3 month subscription for one of my sons for Christmas. He likes it so much that I’ve renewed it for another 3.

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Impressed

Feb 20, 2021
Melanie B.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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I loved the items i received, especially the tooth.

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