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

“You Are the Bugs You Eat: A Look Inside Your Own Bacterial Universe”
Featuring Laura Green, Science Communicator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in Redmond, WA
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a FREE event.

Event description: The human body is made up of lots of tiny cells all working together, but . . . they are not all human cells! Hear about the microscopic universe of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that make up the human body. We’ll explore the ins and outs of bacterial life and the cosmic array of bugs that keep us healthy.

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.