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The Curiosity Box Subscription Box Review – Summer 2016

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanAug 30, 2016 | 28 comments

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The Curiosity Box
4 overall rating
1 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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?

The Curiosity Box by VSauce is a quarterly box that includes 8-10 items that will entertain, educate and satiate your thirst for knowledge. Guaranteed value of at least $85.
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!

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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Felicia Breault

I was a giant fan of Curiosity Box until December of 2019. I placed an order on Dec. 11 from the Curiosity Box Store as Christmas gifts for my nephews. I knew I was cutting it close but was hopeful the package would arrive by Christmas. Needless to say it is now January 22, and I still have not received my order! Customer service is pretty much non existent. I have submitted several “help tickets” and have yet to receive an honest reply. I have been told twice by Xavier from customer service that the package would be shipped, the last time was on the 15th of January, and yet still no package has arrived. I’m at a complete loss of what to do. There is not a phone number anywhere that I can call. I keep sending emails which takes an average of 1 week to get a response( the website states that a reply will be within 48 hours). I am at my wits end!!!!

Cindy Fritz

Hi I was thinking of getting this as a gift for xmas gift. Can you tell me more about the time frame for receiving.

William B.

If you’re still wondering, Cindy, so am I and also my grandson. Order placed Dec 14, 2019. Credit card charged same day. Grandson and I are both CURIOUS as to when a box will arrive. Not as of January 10th for certain, so no to Christmas. Watching the calendar closely, so as to not miss the 60 day cutoff for disputing a charge with my bank.


If I get the anual plan that means that I will receive 4 boxes? Even if I cancel the plan? Thanks for the answer 🙂


If you get a quarterly plan, does that mean you get a box every month for three months, or you get one box every three months?


One box every three months


One box every three months

Marsha L West

A question: is it for young kids? or would it work for a middle school-approaching high school aged kid?


Be careful, the boxes are pretty cool but they do not clearly say : “your subscription will be renewed and you’ll automatically pay 50dollars again”
They actually “stole me” 50 dollars. A new box is shipping while I wanted only a Quarter plan. Shameful.


I agree… I discovered the automatic renewal 6 months later. It wasn’t clear at the first order. Don’t miss to cancel your subscription if you just want it once.


I got into the same trap. I received an email that my second box is shipping, replied to it, that I didn’t order, but got an answer that instead of one box they subscribed me to quarterly plan. The irony is that this box hasn’t still arrived (to Ireland) while since 17 of November, when I received an email that it’s on the way. Normally shipping from the US to Ireland takes max 2 weeks, in average 7-10 days. The tracking number initially didn’t work – they put it with typo, then it started to state, that the box arrived and shipped from the delivery company 28th of November. That’s the last record so far. Support claims, that the box was shipped 20th of November. By the way, they don’t respond to me anymore.
The result: they charged me for a box, that I didn’t want, and even didn’t delivered so far, stopped to respond to emails. I was so happy to get my first box, but the horrible experience with the second one makes me be sure – never again. I’m super disappointed.


Read the fine print next time. They state it.

Kelly White

I placed an order for the 2 Quarter Plan two days ago, 12/11/16. I would like to know if there is a chance the box can be delivered by Christmas. I cannot find a phone number for customer service. Please advise! Thanks.

Ronald Good

The customer service is awful. They will not let you cancel a subscription, period. The contents were maybe fun for a pre-teen for a few hours, but otherwise useless. I did not want a refund, but they still will not cancel my subscription. And they are extremely rude, acting as if i was trying to pull a fast one on them by cancelling.


I disagree with the customer service.
I looked into my account, and there’s a clear-as-day option to “Cancel plan”. Go into your account, and you will find it next to “Manage Account.”


I meant: I disagree with your comment about the Customer Service. So far they have been better than most services out there!


The poster is the transcription of the Apollo 11 mission. It says so in the very first sentence


Hi.. This is for what age group
Can I give it to someone of 8 yrs.


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.


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.


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!


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


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


Is this box still available?


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


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


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.


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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