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The Curiosity Box Subscription Box Review – Summer 2016

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The Curiosity Box is a brand new subscription box from VSauce – a popular YouTube channel featuring topics such as science, philosophy, technology, gaming, and culture. This is a quarterly shipped box that promises $85+ value in each shipment.

This was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: The Curiosity Box

The Cost: $49.90 (plus $8 shipping)

The Products: 8-10 items each delivery. There is a guaranteed t-shirt in every box along with exclusive gear, geeky toys, and science related projects and toys. $85+ value in each shipment.

Ships to: US, Canada, UK, Australia + more (check in the top right of their website to see if they ship to you!)

Check out all of our Geeky Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on The Curiosity Box profile page.

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The inaugural box was large! I was excited to see what we can expect going forward. It comes with an informational booklet.

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Inside, you’ll find information on the items in the box along with exclusive content and interviews from VSauce.

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It also came with an inaugural pin – this little squid’s name is Inq! This is the new Curiosity Box mascot!

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VSauce Shirt – Value $15?

This exclusive shirt has a massive, beautiful, graphic. It also glows in the dark! I’m really impressed with the first shirt in the box, it has that Design by Humans/Threadless feel which is exactly the type of shirt that I love.

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Vapor-liquid Equilibrium – Value $15-20?

The first exclusive scientific kit is a vapor-liquid equilibrium. This was super cool – it’s powered by the heat in your hand, which will make the liquid rise and bubble!


Here it is at 8x speed. If you wrap your hand around the entire base you can make it rises quickly. The booklet contains an informative section on this item, explaining how and why it does what it does, along with other cool things you can do with it. It’s a quick little science project!

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Glow in the Dark Crystal Lab – Value $10 on Amazon

The next item in the box is from National Geographic. This kit allows you to easily grow a crystal!

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Here are the contents of the box. It couldn’t be more easy to do – I filled a mason jar with the growing powder, seed rock, and warm water and let it sit for 8 days.

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This is my home-grown crystal! Pretty cool! Like a proud son, I gave this to my dad who loves all things geodes and crystals. Make sure to reference the informational booklet to find out more information on these crystals and others.

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Seeds – Value $25 on Amazon

You could have received this Seeds book or a Fruit book. Both are beautiful and hardback.

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I love books like these. Stunning visuals and tons of great content.

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It’s a great book if you’re into these hardback scientific books.

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Poster – Value $10+?

The booklet didn’t have any information about this poster. It’s printed on high-quality paper and measure 39×10 inches – it’s large!

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The image is comprised of numerous words and sentences. To me, it looks like NASA transmissions – but without info, I’m not 100% sure.

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The Sun & Moon Steam Game – Value $7

The final item in the box is a Steam game for your collection! It’s supported on both PC and Mac, too.

here’s a look at the game! It’s a cool take on a platformer – I like it!

Verdict: With my estimates, it came to around $87 in value which is dead-on with their numbers. I really enjoyed this box! I loved the book and getting to do the little projects – they were all fun. I can see this being a fun activity box to do with children or just a fun box with a ton of informative content for adults – it’s a great concept. While the price is on the higher end, I think it works on a quarterly delivery schedule – it’ll give you time to do the included projects, too.

What did you think of the first-ever box from The Curiosity Box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
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  1. Hi.. This is for what age group
    Can I give it to someone of 8 yrs.

  2. The poster is the entire transcript from Apollo 11. Found it as I was digging up info on the box, I’d love to get something simular to this for my kidos whom are homeschooled. Too bad it’s a little out of my price range.

  3. That bubble thing was used as a horny meter at a bbq last year. Omg! We could not stop laughing and teasing each other about being the horniest.

  4. This is a very cool box! I think I’ll have to get that crystal growing kit for my son’s birthday so I …er… he can try it out!

  5. Any chance it’s a 3D hidden image poster?

  6. The poster looks like it has the transcriptions from the Apollo 11 moon landing. Pretty neat!

  7. Is this box still available?

    • Yes. If you join today you’d get this box.

  8. Love this box. If I had extra money I would get it. It’s a little pricey but the items are awesome

  9. This looks cool! I shared the info with a friend of mine who is a science nerd. I would consider it if I had money to burn.

  10. Thanks for the review! I saw the hand boiler and had forgotten about them, my science loving kid will LOVE THAT it’s going in his stocking.

    FYI though they run around $4.00 – $6.00
    3.99 on Think Geek, on sale right now. $6.51 on Amazon.

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