MATTER

Immerse yourself in the best science subscription box for adults! All science, no fluff.

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Product Overview
  • Your first box will ship in the first week of the month, no matter what day you subscribe. All boxes ship in the first week of each month. Visit our direct site for more cool science items (url is in the photos)
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
A collection of intriguing items and materials
We search planet Earth for the most interesting forms of matter. Each month we ship fossils, tools, specimens, materials, or artifacts that have been carefully selected as some of the most interesting pieces of matter in our accessible universe. Part museum, part laboratory, perfect for quarantine! Feed your curiosity or spark someone's else's.
  • 100% carbon-neutral shipping
  • Featured in Mental Floss and Buzzfeed!
  • The science club for the modern era.
  • 4–6 carefully curated items in every box
  • We plant a tree for every order

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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: 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: 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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11 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
48 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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1 Helpful Vote
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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Matter matters!

Oct 11, 2020
Ann N.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 19 days
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My 4th graders went crazy!! They love science. These boxes are helping them appreciate and experience Matter more! I teach science and social studies and I'm always looking for more interesting things to enjoy with my kids. We give this a unanimous 5-star rating!

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Great purchase for any age!!!

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Greer S.
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Subscribed for 11 months
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My grandson is 9 years old. He loves receiving his Matter box each month. The items are interesting and professionally presented. I have recommended this box to a lot of people.

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Perfect for aspiring geologists

Today
Christina M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months
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My 13 year old son is an avid rock and fossil collector. I thought I had run out of gifts for his birthday after 10+ years of buying him science related kits and books. Then I discovered this product. The items in each kit have been interesting, exciting and age appropriate.

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Our Family’s Favorite Box

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Jayne K.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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This is our whole family’s favorite box. We get so excited when it comes. We all open it together and spend hours with all the goodies. Then one of my daughters sets up the bookshelf display with all the past box items. Great conversation pieces! Truly special box!

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A cabinet of curiosities

4 days ago
Deborah H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month
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I bought this subscription for my 8 year old son, which is a tricky age but it is a perfect fit. He loved every item (the mosasaur tooth, especially) and he's treating the included fact cards with a reverence normally reserved for Pokemon cards.
I love that these have the perfect feel of treasure that little boys love. If we lived near one, I'm sure his pockets would have baobob seeds in them, but seeing them in our box is a pretty good second.
The box is quite educational, and I think every item will grow with him and add to his collection of curiosities. Really glad I made the purchase.

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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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Awesome!!

Dec 14, 2020
Tonya V.
1 Review
Subscribed for 6 months
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My teenage son LOVES this box and looks forward to it every month!

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