What is the Gateway Teen Science Cafe?
The Gateway Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Stimulating conversations with scientists, engineers, and inventors take place in an informal and relaxed setting. Free food is served!
The program is run by teens for teens at central locations in Cahokia and St. Louis. It was inspired by the adult Café Scientifique programs that have become popular throughout the world. All teens are welcome at any Café, and we are always looking for energetic Youth Leaders to help guide and organize the Café meetings.
Where Do Gateway Teen Science Cafes Take Place?
We have a new cafe lined up for each month. Each cafe theme is hosted at three different locations:
The Academy of Science – St. Louis
Location varies by month
St. Louis Science Center (Taylor Center)
4900 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Registration may be required, depending on the topic.
SIUE at Cahokia High School
800 Range Ln Cahokia, IL 62206
Youth Leadership Team
Teens own this cafe. They don’t only attend it – they run it. By joining the Youth Leadership Team (YLT), you get to voice your opinion about what the cafe looks like, sounds like, feels like, and even what food is served. The YLT is a great place to find friends while developing leadership skills that look nice on a resume. Find out more about the YLT here.