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.

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Learn more about Teen Science Cafés in this PacSci Podcast.


For the 2014-2015 school year there will be Teen Science Café events on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in November and ending in May. Please note that there will be no event in January and that the April event will occur on the third Wednesday of the month, instead of the second. Information about specific event topics will be updated closer to the event dates.

Upcoming Teen Café events:

May 2015 - "Autopsies: Forensic Pathology And Real Life CSI"
Dr. Carl Wigren, Forensic Pathologist
Wed., May 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106

Perhaps you've seen medical examiners on shows like Law & Order and NCIS, or maybe you can't get enough of Bones. On May 13, Dr. Carl Wigren, graduate of the UW Medical School, will take us deep into the world of autopsies, and show us how the examination of corpses is what really unravels the mysteries of death. Using forensic pathology, we will explore the intricacies of the human condition and examine some crime scenes of our own.


These programs are a special teen-focused version (ie; adults not allowed) of our regular Science Cafés, which are open to all ages.

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 teensciencecafe@pacsci.org.

We offer more teen opportunities at Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Learn more