Open Minds Teen Science Cafés

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 meet other teens that enjoy science. This program is recommended for participants ages 11–17. The first 50 teens to arrive will receive a voucher for a free meal. This is a FREE event. No registration needed!

2020-2021 Schedule

  • September 4, 2020: Teen Science Trivia!
  • October 2, 2020: Latin Heritage Month Special Program TBD
  • November 6, 2020: Indigenous Science
  • December 4, 2020: TBD
  • January 8, 2021: Climate Change
  • February 5, 2021: African American History Month Special Program TBD
  • March 5, 2021: TBD
  • April 2, 2021: TBD

Teen Science Cafés Online

Can’t make it to the Café? Don’t worry! All of the Teen Science Cafés will be recorded and shared on our Livestream video archive. These videos are freely available to families, teachers, homeschool parents and informal educators to use in classrooms and educational programs. If you would like a copy of our activity materials, send us an email! Contact Lynn Cross at

Teen Science Cafés for the 2020-21 school year will take place virtually and in person as health and safety guidelines allow. Join us on the first Friday of the month from September – April from 6-7pm! Check back here and on our social media channels for more details, coming soon!

If you would like to attend a Teen Science Café and live in southeastern North Carolina, our Whiteville branch has you covered! Teen Science Cafes are held in Whiteville on the third Friday of each month from 5 to 6:30 pm.
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Teen Science Cafés are sponsored in part by:

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