MATTER

The best science subscription box. All science, no fluff.

Use code DARKMATTER for 10% off
Plans as low as $25.00 / month
Product Overview
  • All boxes ship on the 4th. Your first box will ship on the 4th of the next month, no matter what day you subscribe. Past boxes available to ship immediately. Contact us for information about past boxes!
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
A MONTHLY COLLECTION OF REAL SCIENTIFIC ARTIFACTS
MATTER is a subscription box for curious minds. Each month, you'll receive a collection of materials, objects, specimens, or artifacts that have been carefully selected as some of the most interesting pieces of matter in our accessible universe. Part museum, part lab project, these items will feed your curiosity and help you spark someone else's.
  • As featured by Mental Floss and Buzzfeed
  • 4-6 items every month, worth $50-60
  • Now with 100% recyclable/compostable packaging!
  • Recommended for adults or kids with adult supervision
  • Discover interesting pieces of the Universe

Sneak Peek

August Box

This box will feature 5 items to stimulate your brain, including something from outer space, something evolved, something theoretical, and something synthetic.

Order by July 31st to get this box!

Questions

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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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Awesome Box

Mar 08, 2019
Cody N.
1 Review
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5 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
23 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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Even better than expected

7 days ago
Tee L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months
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I got this for my 75 year old Father and he loved everything in his subscription. So did all of his grandchildren. Every month we were amazed at the things that were packed in his MATTER box. He was sorry that it was only a 3-month subscription

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Awesome

Jun 18, 2019
Sabrina R.
9 Reviews
3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 19 days
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This is probably the coolest subscription box I've ever come across. I'm a huge science nerd and I love this.

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Jan 31, 2019
Sandra S.
1 Review
4 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 months
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Gave subscription to MATTER to my grandson for Christmas.
He was thrilled, said it was one of his favorite presents...
It contained scientific MATTER with detailed explanations for all the objects in the crate. Very pleased with Cratejoy

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Loved it!!

May 23, 2019
Ceci R.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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Loved the gift even said and I quote “best gift i’ve Had in a long time” then proceeded to examine his things... raccoon penis bone had me laughing. Great box!!

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Original!

Apr 13, 2019
Rebecca R.
5 Reviews
8 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 21 days
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The best box for science lovers and for people that love to collect really special pieces!

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Disappointed

5 days ago
Karen H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months
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I ordered a 3-month subscription for my 24 year old son for his birthday. The items are definitely not worth $35 and some are not unique. One item he received was a baculum, which can be purchased online for $3.00. The last box he received was the best out of the three, again not worth $35. We are going to order a 3-month subscription for our 14 year old for his birthday. We'll see how that goes.

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MATTER said...5 days ago

Hi Karen, I'm sorry if we fell short of your expectations. Yes, some of the items included in the box are inexpensive, but we always balance it out with more valuable items. For example, in the box with the baculum we also included a pure bar of silver, moon dust simulant, 15 million year old stingray fossils, and a chunk of obsidian.
I'm happy to hear you're still planning on subscribing. I think you'll like what we've got planned for the next few boxes!

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Maybe I got a bad one

Jul 12, 2019
Dustin F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 27 days
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I took the time to look at the past boxes and they had some very interesting items. However, the one I just received was mediocre at best. I signed up for 6 months so I hope they improve for the next 5 that I get. There is a lot of potential and I may have just gotten one I didn't like. I will re-review if the next one is better.

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MATTER said...Jul 13, 2019

Hi Dustin, Sorry we missed the mark for you, but thanks for your honesty. Your feedback helps us make sure we put out better and better boxes. We'll make sure to impress you next month.

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