More than 15 years of connecting
STEM experts and teens
to explore our world together
What is a Teen Science Café?
TSCs are free out of school time programs where teens and STEM experts collaborate on presentations and hands-on activities which explore science topics in-depth. Cafés are as unique as the communities they serve, and are led by teens for teens with sponsorship of an adult leader. Cafés are easy to start and no prior experience with STEM is needed
Teen Science Café Locations
Since its establishment in 2008, the TSCN grew to a Pre-Covid peak of over 100 programs in rural, urban, and suburban locations in North America and Canada. Today there around 43 cafés nationwide, and growing. Check out our currently active café locations below. See the entire Network (past and present) by opening the map in a new window. To open the map in a new window, click on the box icon [ ] in the right hand portion of the black band labeled “Teen Science Café Locations.”
Teen Science Café Network Mission
To grow and sustain a national network of teen science café programs that support youth leadership, 21st century skill development, and demonstrate STEM career pathways through direct access to STEM experts.