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Teen Science Cafe


We can’t meet in person right now for cafes, but we still want to connect you with scientists, researchers and guest speakers! Check our calendar for upcoming dates and topics!

Teens around a table cut paper brains as part of a Teen Science Cafe

Calling all teens: Let’s explore current science!

Want to talk with scientists about their work? Meet other teens who like science as much as you do? Share your ideas and learn what others think, too?

Open Minds: Teen Science Cafe is for you! This program is just for young adults, ages 13-18, and it’s free! We’ll gather for pizza on the front porch of Morehead and enter the Fulldome Theater from there.

Read below for more details.

Teen Science Cafe

FREE | No registration required

Held on the second Friday of each month, September through May

5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Free pizza or other food

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Discussion & activities

*Please Note: Depending on scheduled activities, the program may end between 7 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

To present Open Minds: Teen Science Café, Morehead partners with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which hosts Open Minds Cafe programming in Raleigh. These teen science events are funded by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.​

Teen Science Cafe is for teens, by teens. That means that much of the decision-making is done by the Teen Advisory Board.

During our meetings, you’ll help work out what speakers we host, social media strategies, games/trivia, and practice your leadership skills, among other benefits. Members of the Board should expect to meet 1-2 times per month (including cafes).

We are currently accepting applications for each high school grade (rising 9th10th11th, and 12th grades).  If you would like to apply, please email Cole Anderson at for a copy of the application.

Applications will be due by May 1, 2020.

Cole Anderson  Programs Administrative Assistant