Teen Science Cafés

Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting. Teen Science Cafés are free to attend, feature free snacks and hands-on activities, and are run by teens for teens in their local community.
Teen Science Cafés are held on the second Wednesday of every other month through the school year. Check back for updates and more details.

Upcoming Dates
March Teen Science Café
  • Wednesday, March 12 – 7 p.m. – Old Fire House Teen Center 
  • "Nature's Computers: Brains of All Sizes & the Future of Neuroscience"
    From insects to humans, all types of brains are incredibly complicated and efficient. Come discover the challenges facing scientists as we strive to understand the most complex computing devices in the world. Join us and UW's Tom Daniel, Ph.D., in touching real brains and discussing how our brains interpret the world around us!

Old Firehouse Teen Center is located at 16510 NE 79th St., Redmond, 98052

May Teen Science Café

  • Wednesday, May 14 – 6:30 p.m. – Garfield Teen Life Center 
  • Topic and Speaker TBD - More info coming soon!

Garfield Teen Life Center is located at 428 23rd Avenue, Seattle, 98122

These programs are a special teen-focused version (ie; adults not allowed) of our regular Science Cafés, which are open to all ages and presented in partnership with KCTS 9 Public Television.
Teen Science Cafés are part of a network of teen science cafes across the country funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
For questions about Teen Science Cafés or its leadership team, contact Stephanie Arduini, Portal to the Public Program Manager at Pacific Science Center: sarduini@pacsci.org or (206) 443-2886.
We offer more teen opportunities at Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Learn more