Exhibits & Programs

Great programs run by teens for teens in their local community.

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. Follow Pacific Science Center’s Teen Science Cafés on Facebook and Instagram.

These programs are a special teen-focused version (ie; adults not allowed) of our regular Science Cafés, which are open to all ages. For questions about Teen Science Cafés or its leadership team, teensciencecafe@pacsci.org.

Upcoming Teen Science Cafés

“Zombie Outbreak Science Team: Training Day One”
Featuring Kaitlyn Casimo, UW Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in Pacific Science Center’s Discovery Labs
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a FREE event.

Event description: The zombie outbreak in Seattle is still growing and we need your help! Join the Zombie Outbreak Science Team to reclaim our city from the living dead. The first training session will be on fundamentals of neuroscience, neuro-zombieology, and epidemiology in practice. Come prepared with questions about neuroscience and epidemiology in their traditional applications and uses in fighting the plague of the undead.

Our speaker: Kaitlyn Casimo is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Washington, where she is in her third year. She has a bachelor’s from Pomona College in Claremont, California, where she studied neuroscience, psychology, and theater. When Kaitlyn isn’t in lab or at the Pacific Science Center, she volunteers at the Woodland Park Zoo, works on improving neuroscience education in schools, writes interactive murder mystery dinner parties, and fights her lack of genetic athleticism by running half marathons and playing tennis.


Our events take place at:

  • Old Firehouse (16510 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052) or
  • Pacific Science Center’s Discovery Labs (200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109)

They are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about Teen Science Cafés in this PacSci Podcast.

Teen Science Cafés are part of a network of teen science cafes across the country funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.