Cafe Scientifique

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Science Center of Iowa invites the community to join the conversation!

Café Scientifique is a FREE science-based program for adults and young adults. Each event begins with an introduction and background of the topic by the featured presenter and concludes with an open forum for questions and discussion.

"Café Sci" events are happening all over the world – with leaders in science and technology engaging audiences in discussion around meaningful and relevant topics in an informal setting.

Café Sci events take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. Locations vary.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Cafe Sci events:

  • July 14 - Designing Better Streets
    Location: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
    Presenters: Zach Young, Senior Transportation Planner, and Mike Armstrong, Associate Transportation Planner, Des Moines Area MPO 
    City streets shape our everyday safety, health and prosperity. Join us to learn how the design of our streets affects our individual, communal and regional wellness and how we can improve the outcomes of the most prevalent public spaces in our cities. 

RSVP encouraged to cafesci@sciowa.org

About Cafe Sci:

  • Events are free to the general public; Coffee, beverages or appetizers are usually available for purchase
  • Many events are held off-site at restaurants, cafes and other venues
  • No scientific background is necessary, just an interest in the topic at hand
  • All ages are welcome but content is geared for adults and young adults
  • Click here for a library of previous Cafe Sci events

Interested in presenting a topic or hosting an event? Inquire at cafesci@sciowa.org or (515) 274-6868 ext. 234