THE SCIENCE MUSEUM IN A BOX
Stemcell invites you to explore the most intriguing things in our universe. Matter, our monthly box, reimagines the museum experience and brings the exhibits to you. Our team of passionate curators scour the globe in search of the most captivating matter known to humankind to present to you in each month's box.
Each month, Matter offers a diverse array of scientific treasures to stimulate your mind that will leave you eager to share with others.
Ancient fossils, rare artifacts, innovative experiments, and extraordinary specimens are hand selected from around the world to bring you a personal exhibition of the universe's most interesting things. Research cards accompany every item, offering scientific insights, history, and context to complete the experience.
Science for the Inquisitive Mind
Matter isn't just a box; it's an ongoing exhibition tailored for curious minds of any age and serves as a unique gift for:
- College students seeking inspiration
- Retired engineers reconnecting with the love of discovery
- Family nights filled with educational fun
- Corporate teams fostering creativity and innovation
- Grandkids curious about the world
- Science classes looking for engaging material
- Hard-to-shop-for science lovers of any age
Whether for yourself or as a special gift, Matter offers a monthly adventure that transcends age and interest, bringing the immersive and enlightening experience of a science museum directly to your doorstep. Subscribe today, and let us show guide you through the universe, as infinite as your curiosity, right from the comfort of your home.
- 2–5 new items every month
- Research cards with every item
- Over $60 value in every box
- Recommended for Ages 11 to 111
- Free & Simple Returns
"It scratches the itch for weird (but awesome!) stuff in the mail."
"Every science lover needs this"
"A gift that keeps on giving year-round"
#1 Subscription Box That People Actually Swear By
Best Box of the Year
2020 – 2022
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every month's box has all-new items, but here's some of the common types of items to expect. Think of these like personal museum exhibits.
Fossils are the rocky remains of previous lifeforms that called this planet home millions to billions of years before we came along.
We source our fossils from the most trusted experts in the field, often digging up the creatures themselves.
Preserve these precious remains like your personal museum of natural history.
Artifacts are like synthetic fossils—objects that were created by humans doing important scientific things.
By preserving these relics, you're creating a record of our species' advancement.
Our artifacts go through a tedious process of provenance verification and expert authentication.
Exotic Rocks & Minerals
Our species made it's first big leap—into the Stone Age—when we discovered we coud make useful stuff with rocks. And we've been hooked on them since.
Learn about the physical properties and scientific applications of natural rocks, crystals, and minerals.
Note: We love a good crystal, but you won't find any metaphysical properties here.
These fragments of other worlds ended up colliding with our speck of a planet after drifting through the immense void of the universe.
Meteorites are among the most precious items we feature, which is why we have each of our meteorites fully analyzed, authenticated, and classified.
...And Much More
Other items have included research equipment, experiments, clever trinkets, and interesting gizmos.
We've even partnered with some of the biggest online names in science, like @physicsfun and Tyler Thrasher to develop new and innovative scientific items not available anywhere else.
Your first box will ship upon ordering (unless your first box is the Tyler Thrasher box.) Subsequent boxes will be delivered monthly, quarterly, or annually—it's up to you.
Each month's batch typically ships within the first week of each month—barring any supply chain disruptions.
We ship globally, but there are some items we cannot ship outside of the US which we'll substitute with comparable items.
We prioritize reusable, recyclable, and compostable packaging materials and offset all shipping emissions.
Subscribers can choose to pause, modify, or end their subscription at any time from their account page.
You can even apply current promotions toward your next renewal from your account.
As a bonus, current matter subscribers will receive a custom code to take 15% off all purchases from Stemcell Science Shop, as well as exclusive pricing on our annual Best of Matter box.
A wonderful distraction that flexes the sense of wonder you lost over the years, yet still educates you with something you can hold in your hand.
We love this box. We got it for our son for Christmas a few years ago and he asks every year to renew it. His friends & his grandma look forward to the box each month. He first got this in middle school. He is a sophomore now and just asked I'd we are renewing the box again. So much stuff to play with and research and just hold.
I have gotten several of these now, and in moving I wrapped nothing more carefully than what I got in the boxes.
The things are genuinely so fascinating, so cool, and I LOVE the cards that come with them. We’ve had people cat sit and did a scavenger hunt of the artifacts I had, and I have shared them and their stories with so many people. They are such interesting and wonderful conversation pieces and so much fun to learn about.
They also do an excellent job of reminding me of the wonder of God’s great creations- all the wonders and joys of the world and humanity, in one little unassuming box.
Very fun subscription
This box is a great way to learn about all different aspects of science with interesting artifacts and specimens. Cannot recommend enough.
I love this Tyler Thrasher collaboration box. However, I would love to continue getting this box. I just have had to get all new accounts because of a good ol scammer soooo it’ll be a minute- but I full plan to sign back up. There are so many things from Stemcell I was to get. It’s absurd.