Café Scientifique

A happy hour forum for science and culture, Cafés offer a unique experience for adults to explore our world from distinct and surprising viewpoints—drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life. Enjoy lively talks on a variety of topics led by guest speakers from the University of Minnesota and beyond along with the atmosphere of the Bryant Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis.

What Should a Clever Moose Eat?

November 15
7 pm (doors at 6 pm)
Tickets $5-$12, available online or at the door

Bull Moose

Guest speaker: Dr. John Pastor, Ecosystem Ecologist, UMN-Duluth Department of Biology

Fall 2016 Cafés

September 20: The Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus
Sharon Moen, Communications Coordinator, Minnesota Sea Grant & author of "With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future"

October 18: The Fungi Around Us
Kat Sweeney, Researcher, UMN Department of Plant Pathology

November 15: What Should a Clever Moose Eat?
Dr. John Pastor, Ecosystem Ecologist, UMN-Duluth Department of Biology

December 20: Moving Minnesota: Re-inventing the Bell Museum Dioramas
Don Luce, Curator of Exhibits, Bell Museum of Natural History

More Cafés

Download LIVE podcasts from past events available for free on iTunes or watch presentations from select events on YouTube.

Get global

We introduced Café Scientifique to Minnesota, but there are science cafés held across the country and around the globe. Visit International Café Scientifique for more.

The Petri DIsh

Isn't life fascinating?
Check out curiosity-driven conversations, featuring U of M experts, about how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. Presented in collaboration with the College of Biological Sciences & College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the Bedlam Theater in Lowertown St. Paul.