UA Science Cafes

Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UA Science Café Series, brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with a U of A scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have four separate café series at four different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!

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Please visit the links to the right to find information about each venue.  Our Spring Brochure will be up soon!

View our Youtube playlist of Magpie's and SaddleBrooke's talks from 2015-16:

Locations and contact information:

  • Downtown Science Café at Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza, 605 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 628-1661,

Contact: Shipherd Reed, Operations & Communications Manager, (520) 621-4516

Series Title: Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water

  • Science Café at Borderlands Brewing Co., 119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701
    (520) 261-8773,

Contact: Nicole Fischer, PhD Candidate: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, (302) 545-9554

Series Title: The Climate Clock

  • Science Café at Tumamoc Hill, off West Anklam Rd., just west of North Silverbell Rd.

Contact: Cynthia Anson, Program Coordinator, (520) 629-9455

Series Title: The Tumamoc Hill Science Café Series

  • SaddleBrooke Science Café, ​Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739
    (520) 825-2818,

Contact: Barbara Kahn-Sales, Program Coordinator, (520) 621-4047

Series Title: Take a Byte out of Big Data

Science Field(s): Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Entomology, Geology, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology.

Cost: Free to the public, but seating is limited.  Reservations are required in advance for the Tumamoc Hill series.

Contact:  Erin Deely, UA Science Outreach, (520) 621-3374

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