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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 Café is for you! This program is just for young adults, ages 13-18, and it's free! No registration is required. We'll gather for pizza on the front porch and enter the Fulldome Theater from there.

The Teen Science Café is held on the second Friday of each month, September through May. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with pizza (or another treat), followed by discussions and activities at 6 p.m. The program may end any time from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the scheduled activities. 

Curious about past Open Minds: Teen Science Cafés? Check them out here.


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


Join the Teen Advisory Board

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, we work out what speakers we want to see, social media strategies, games/trivia, and practice our leadership skills, etc. 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 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades).  If you would like to apply, please email Cole Anderson at anderscb@email.unc.edu for a copy of the application. Applications will be due by May 1st.