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On the first Wednesday of every month, this popular after-hours series brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening of cocktails and conversation about cutting-edge science topics with experts from the field.



The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.


Upcoming Offerings

SciCafe December 2015

SciCafe: Microbes in the House

December 2, 2015

Geneticist, Jack Gilbert will present on the most recent discoveries and provide a guidebook to understand the microbiome and the role diet and lifestyle play in shaping this health resource.


Amazing Anemones

January 6, 2016

Join Estefanía Rodríguez, associate curator in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, for an exciting underwater journey to meet sea anemones. 

Past Offerings

SciCafe: How the Brain Shows its Feminine Side

SciCafe: How the Brain Shows its Feminine Side

November 4, 2015

Join Bridget Nugent, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, to learn about how sex differences in the embryonic brain are created by hormones and influenced by epigenetics as the brain develops and matures.

SciCafe October 2015

SciCafe: Seeing Inside Bats

October 7, 2015

Join Curator Nancy Simmons and postdoctoral fellow Abigail Curtis for an exciting journey inside the world (and bodies!) of bats. 


SciCafe: Mollusks to Medicine

May 6, 2015

Mandë Holford, a Research Associate at the Museum and Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology at Hunter College, will discuss her research into relatively unknown predatory marine snails.

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