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, February 7, 2020

Exploring Water on Mars!
with Ryan Jackson, UNM PhD Student

Rocks store a record of the environment in which they were laid down, whether that environment was a river, lake, ocean, or a field of sand dunes. This holds true on the Earth as well as Mars. Ryan’s current work with the Martian rovers is showing that the history of Mars includes rivers and lakes! These are not too different from what was present on Earth in the same ancient time period. In this Café, try your hand at maneuvering a miniature robotic rover , and discover how we can use rocks to understand the water history of Mars.

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2019-2020 Dates

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

Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday May 1, 202

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

FREE Teen Nights at Explora

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

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.

Frontiers for Young Minds

Ages 8–15

We are looking for 8–15-year-olds with curious minds to join us for a FREE program designed to help scientists create engaging research articles! Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting.

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.


Explora Café

Find other New Mexico Teen Science Cafés

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 in part by New Mexico EPScoR.

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