NM – Las Cruces Teen Science Café (Las Cruces Museums)

Café Website: https://teensciencecafe.org/new-teen-science-cafes/ 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LCMuseums/

Lead Institution: Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the latest and greatest ideas in science and technology. Meet professional scientists, engineers, and explorers in an informal environment. Plus, free food!

The cafes are run by teens for teens at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science and NMSU’s Gardiner Hall. Inspired by the adult Science Café programs that are popular all over the world, Teen Science Café gives students an opportunity to explore their interests and careers in the sciences.

Students in grades 6-12 are welcome at any Café, and we are always looking for high school students to join the Teen Leadership Team to help plan and run the Cafés.

Café Locations

Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science (MoNaS)
411 N. Main Street

NMSU Gardiner Hall, NMSU (NMSU)
1186 E. University Avenue

Upcoming Café Topics

Geography and GIS with BLM Geographer Ray Hewitt @ MoNaS
Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30pm

Wildland Firefighting with BLM firefighters Mark Bernal and Teresa Rigby @ MoNaS
Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30pm

Astronomy with Solar System Ambassador and NASA IT specialist Richard Pacheco @ MoNaS
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30pm

Volcanos with NMSU Geology Professor Emily Johnson @ NMSU
Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:30pm

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Cafe Info

NM – Las Cruces Teen Science Café

411 N Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Las Cruces Museum System, City of Las Cruces
Stephanie Hawkins Education Curator and Café Coordinator Contact Site