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

SciCafe is a free, ticketed event for adults 21+. The program is primarily standing room-only. Your ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Ways to Engage!

Frequent Geek Cards
Get your card stamped at the information table when you attend SciCafe.

  • Three stamps—get a free drink
  • Five stamps—get a free Frequent Geek T-shirt.
  • All nine stamps— and receive get two tickets to a special exhibition of your choice.
  • Bring three friends who are new to SciCafe to become a "SciCafe Ambassador”—an honor that comes with a free drink!

Show your SciCafe spirit! Best picture posted on social media using #AMNHSciCafe will be selected at the end of the evening to receive geeky giveaways.


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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

After-Hours Programs

Learn about the wide range of possible applications for some of today’s most intriguing and potentially useful new materials invented by mechanical engineer Tak-Sing Wong.

Past Events

October 3, 2018

After-Hours Programs

Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty as she shares her work on visualization and study of the universe through one of the most impressive catalogs released by the Gaia space telescope to date.

Past Offerings

Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

June 6, 2018

Dr. Erin Vogel shares her research on wild orangutans from the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, illuminating how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions.

Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

April 4, 2018

Neuroscientist Marisa Carrasco explores how our minds process sensory inputs to make sense of the world around us and shape what we see.

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