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What is Science On Tap?

Now in its 15th year, Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Jefferson Ballroom in St. Louis, MO.

Science On Tap was inspired by Café Scientifique of England. The first Cafés were held in Leeds in 1998. Since then, Café Scientifiques have sprung up in Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford, and the network has since expanded to many cities across the globe.

Science On Tap is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible and accountable. The format is generally as follows: about 45 minutes of speaker presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM.

All meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month during the academic year (except December and January), from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Seating is generally limited to the first 200+ people. No reservations accepted.

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Related Educational Programs

Washington University's School of Medicine holds several 8-week sessions of Mini-Medical School each year. Unlike Science On Tap, these classes are not free and require advance registration, but they are open to the public ages 15 to 100+. For registration information, please visit here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Science On Tap?
The audience consists of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts with—and ask questions of—someone “in the know.” No scientific knowledge will be assumed by the speakers so that everyone can participate.

Where and When?

Jefferson Ballroom
2017 Chouteau Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-4949

First Wednesday of the month, from 7:00—8:30 PM, during the academic year, except December and January due to the holidays.

Do I need to buy a ticket?
Washington University's Science On Tap is always free. There are no tickets or entry fees. Events are sponsored as a public service by Washington University in St. Louis and Moulin Events. It will however be helpful to the Jefferson Ballroom management if you register (for free!) for each meeting through eventbrite — a link to the registration page can be found on our home page.