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Science Café Columbia

group of people sitting in restaurant listening to speaker
Bond LSC Director Jack Schultz speaks to an audience at Broadway Brewery for Science Café Columbia. The event allows the community to listen and interact with scientists the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. during the regular academic year.

Science Café Columbia will take a break for summer. Check back soon for a refreshed fall schedule.

When and Where

Mondays at 6 p.m.
Broadway Brewery

For ADA accommodations, contact Mary Shenk, Director, Life Sciences and Society Program: 573-882-0562 or


A “science café” is an informal gathering where scientists share their research or expertise with the community in a dynamic, interactive format. There is no powerpoint, but there is plenty of conversation, Q&A, and sometimes show-and-tell.

Science Café Columbia is held at 6 pm on the second Monday of the month during MU’s fall and spring semesters at Broadway Brewery, 816 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri.  Past topics have ranged from Neanderthals to autism, epidemics, volcanoes, Alzheimer’s, and whether Pluto should be a planet.  This fall we are re-launching with talks on the science of brewing beer, the 2017 solar eclipse, earthquakes in Missouri, and how Missouri saved wine for the world.

All are welcome—and encouraged—to attend.