Teen Science Café

Teen Science Cafés are FREE events where teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career! Meet other teens, have snacks, and enjoy a science talk and activity.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Learn the science of high-speed movie cameras!
Direct your own slow-motion movie, starring some crazy science phenomena!

Liam Claus is an electrical engineer with Sandia National Laboratories. For the past 12 years, Liam has been leading a team of engineers to buildthe world’s fastest movie camera: “There is nothing more gratifying than applying oneself to a problem that hasn’t been solved. You have the opportunity to write your own textbook.”

2019-2020 Dates

FREE Teen Science Cafés meet from 5:30–7pm at Explora and do not require registration!

Friday, February 7, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday May 1, 202

Check out these other great teen events & programs at Explora!

Home School Explorations

Grades 6–8

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators.

Teen Tech Club

Ages 13–18

The Teen Tech Club offers teens a place to create, tinker, play and learn. In an open-ended format, participants will guide their own learning by exploring cutting edge technology with guidance from experts.

FREE Teen Nights at Explora

Friday, November 1, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
More dates to be announced!

FREE Teen Nights at Explora

Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
More dates to be announced!


Explora Café

Ideas with Ideum: interactive storytelling with emerging technology

Ideum Image
Friday, April 5, 5:30-7pm @ Explora

Join guest speakers from Ideum, a local interactive design firm, to learn about designing and planning complex digital installations, including video walls, projection mapping, theater projection, and more. Each of these technologies can be used in a variety of settings to tell important stories about science, art, history, and culture.

Ideum’s 40+ employees form an interdisciplinary team that includes designers, software developers, hardware engineers, A/V media specialists, educators, and scientists. In this Teen Science Café, Ideum staff will share their work, discuss the paths they took to exhibit design and development, and answer questions about careers that integrate science, art, and technology.

1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104



Explora Café

New Mexico Teen Science Cafés

Rio Rancho Café

2019 Rio Rancho dates coming soon!

Loma Colorado Main Library
755 Loma Colorado Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Explora’s Cafés are on first Fridays of most months.
No registration or fee, just come and check it out. Explora Café questions? 505-224-8300.

Explora’s Cafés are on first Fridays of most months.
No registration or fee, just come and check it out. Explora Café questions? 505-224-8300.

Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés, (aka. Café Scientifique), is provided by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund of the City of Albuquerque.

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Urban Enhancement Trust Fund
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