SC-York County Teen Science Café

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Lead Institution: Culture & Heritage Museums: Museum of York County, York County, South Carolina

York County Teen Science Café

*Due to the current ongoing pandemic we have not been able to update our photo in
2019- 2020 nor 2020-2021. This is a photo of the 2018-2019 Advisory. 

Fall 2020 through Wi/Spring 2021 ~ Going Virtual with Teen Science Cafes!
Current Calendar @ 

The South Carolina Aquarium, and the York County Library have created a partnership in order to produce MONTHLY virtual Zoom Teen Science Cafés!
March 18 & April 15, 2021 ~ Thursdays @ 6 pm -7:30 pm

To register for any Café , visit:  
An email link will be sent about a week before the date, so you can join us!
Limited to first 100 registered!


A special thanks to Boeing for their sponsorship of
the South Carolina Aquarium’s Teen Science Café program.


What to Expect at a LIVE Virtual Teen Science Café ?  A little fun and social time, a reminder about expectations and courtesy, then we will roll into the introduction of the speaker by a teen advisor.  This will be a LIVE event and we do not record.  Please come on time and stay until the end for a chance to ask questions and the opportunity to win a prize!

Summaries of past Teen Science Cool Cafés can be found right below this section towards the bottom of the page.

Why offer a Science Café? (from a teen’s perspective)
We are curious and want to explore relevant, exciting advances in science, technology, engineering, art and math affecting our daily lives, and we like to socialize. Plus, we are thinking about careers and this is a way to ask questions about a career that the speaker is invested in. This STEAM outreach to teens is important because it is not “school” and totally voluntary!  Although some teachers do give extra credit if we attend and write up a summary of what we learned.

Who can come?
We voted to include middle to high school teens (8th -12th grades). Public, private and homeschool students are welcome to attend! Virtual Cafes are open to all STEAM interested teens. Educators are also welcome to attend! Parents can check it out, but we ask them not to hang out, because it is our space.

How can I get involved?  Become a Teen Advisor!
You can choose to lead alongside an adult mentor in all aspects of running this event, such as choosing topics, greeting participants, enabling set-up, previewing the presenter, introducing the presenter, asking thoughtful questions to lead the conversation, to role model and encourage respectful/courteous behavior, help market the event, remember to send a thank you to those that volunteer to present, and always give your input to make future cafes even better!

Monthly Teen Science Café Advisory meetings are held on one Sunday afternoon each month,  3:30 pm  Come check us out!  Contact us if you would like to become a YoCo Teen Science Café Advisor!

 Contact email:

Teen member contributions to
(We have much more to upload! Check back soon for more Cool Cafes!)

Other Links

Cafe Info

SC – York County’s Teen Science Café (Museum of York County)

4621 Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, USA
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
Culture & Heritage Museums: Museum of York County
Cynthia Spratley Café Facilitator Contact Site