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:

April 13 | 7 p.m. | Old Fire House Teen Center | 16510 NE 79th St., Redmond

Join Dr. Brian Connelly for an engaging talk about “Survival of the Friendliest: The Evolution of Cooperation” to learn how cooperation can have big impacts in everything from medicine to agriculture to robots. Cooperation is everywhere in nature, but biologists since Darwin have struggled to explain how cooperators can survive and thrive.

Upcoming Teen Science Cafés

Join Teen Science Café’s last event for 2015-2016 school year on:

  • May 18 | 7 p.m. | PACCAR IMAX® Theater* at Pacific Science Center

Do you think there is life elsewhere in the universe? What evidence do you have to support your position?

Join Brett Morris, UW Ph.D. Student of Astronomy and Astrobiology for an engaging talk about “Hunting for Life in the Universe” that will introduce you to the science of astrobiology and how it seeks to measure and locate the conditions necessary for life in the universe. Learn about the telescopes and techniques used to explore other worlds and to try to track down life on them.

*Teen Science Café is typically located at Old Firehouse or Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, however the event on May 18 will be held at PACCAR IMAX® Theater for a special event in connection with AstronoMay.

Teen Science Café will return fall 2016; check back over the summer for updated event information.


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.