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.

Our Next Event:

On November 18, join us for “Snowball Earth: Can Earth’s Runaway Ice Age Teach Us About Habitable Exoplanets?” Life as we know it depends on water. But ocean-covered planets such as Earth are susceptible to a runaway feedback effect that makes them freeze over completely. Studying ice can give us insight into “Snowball Earth” episodes on Earth and beyond. Do they hinder life, or spur its evolution?

Upcoming Teen Science Cafés

Our 2015-2016 Teen Science Cafe schedule is decided, though we have yet to announce the locations off some of our later cafes.

  • November 18, 2015 – Redmond
  • December 16, 2015 – Seattle
  • February 10, 2016 – Redmond
  • March 16, 2016 – TBD
  • April 13, 2016 – Redmond
  • May 18, 2016 – TBD

Our events take place at:

They are typically held on the third 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.