Teen Science Cafés Are Back!

Cafés will be held in person at the Daily Planet Cafe and streamed online on YouTube. (Register for ONLINE participation to receive the link.)

Teen Science Cafés bring teens together in an informal setting to learn about science and technology. Cafés happen from 6pm to 7pm the first Friday of each month during the school year.

Each café will include a scientist presentation, an interactive activity relating to the discussion, a Q&A session, and time to socialize with other teens who enjoy science.

This program is recommended for participants ages 11–17. This is a FREE event. Registration is required for online participation.

Want to get involved in planning and leading Teen Science Cafes? Apply today to become a Cafe Coordinator!

Upcoming Cafes

  • November 3: Bugs on Screen — Communicating Science Online with the Head of the Museum's Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Lab, Dr. Adrian Smith
  • December 1: Dr. Paul Brinkman, the Museum’s Head of Environmental Humanities Research Lab and Curator of Special Collections, discusses commercial collection of dinosaur specimens.
  • January 5, 2024: TBA
  • February 2: Dr. Mike Cove, the Museum’s Mammalogy Research Curator, talks about groundhogs and other interesting mammals.
  • March 1: TBA
  • April 5: TBA

Couldn’t make it to a past Café? Don’t worry! All of our past Teen Science Cafés were recorded and shared on our YouTube channel.

View past Cafés on YouTube!

Teen Science Cafés Online