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Welcome to VISTA
We make cutting-edge research accessible.
VISTA Science Experiences – Science education programs and exhibitions by the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. We foster the passion for research and promote interactions between Science and Society.
science TukTuk
science for all
The VISTA TukTuk takes Science to the park, to the lokal Heurigen and to the public pool. Find out about TukTuk stops near you.
Art & Science at ISTA
Artist Residency
What happens when two creative processes like science and art come together? Our first artist residency closes with an exhibition.
VISTA Science Experience Center
Space for more
The ISTA Campus continues to develop: we create space for exchange between research and society.
The VISTA Mission

Understanding how Science creates knowledge.

If you want to make good decisions, you need to be able to find, sort and evaluate information. That’s what science is all about and how science has been creating solid knowledge for centuries.

VISTA promotes the understanding of science as a process and makes cutting-edge research accessible to everyone.

VISTA Sommercampus

A Summer full of discoveries!

In our VISTA summer campus research programs, young people get to know the ISTA campus and experiment, research, tinker and program.

Experience Science
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

FakeHunter - Workshop for school classes

freely bookable
flexible
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

The Big Bone Hunt

11.
March
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

The Big Bone Hunt

14.
March
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
  • 15-17 years
  • teenagers
  • school classes

Worm workshop for school classes - behavioral research with C. elegans

2.
April
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 6-8 years

Learn to program in a fun way with ScratchJr

8./15.
April
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • school classes
  • 7-10 years

Building blocks of life - workshop for school classes

10.
April
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Programming with Arduino

12./19.
April
16:00-19:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience

16.
April
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Chemical detectives - An excursion into the world of chemistry

17.
April
16:30-18:30
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Chemical detectives - An excursion into the world of chemistry

17.
April
14:00-16:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
Experience Science
freely bookable
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

FakeHunter - Workshop for school classes

freely bookable
flexible
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
Booked out
workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

The Big Bone Hunt

11.
March
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
Booked out
workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

The Big Bone Hunt

14.
March
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
school workshop
  • 15-17 years
  • teenagers
  • school classes

Worm workshop for school classes - behavioral research with C. elegans

2.
April
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 6-8 years

Learn to program in a fun way with ScratchJr

8./15.
April
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
Booked out
school workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • school classes
  • 7-10 years

Building blocks of life - workshop for school classes

10.
April
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Programming with Arduino

12./19.
April
16:00-19:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 7-10 years

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience

16.
April
16:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Chemical detectives - An excursion into the world of chemistry

17.
April
16:30-18:30
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly
  • 12-16 years

Chemical detectives - An excursion into the world of chemistry

17.
April
14:00-16:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
A look behind the scenes

Science is a process! Here's what's going on at the ISTA campus:

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Article

Gardening for Science

Mutants are growing in one of the basement rooms of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA). But instead of monsters, they are small plants that serve as living subjects for science. This is the realm of Dorota Jaworska, the technician at the institute's Plant Facility, who takes care of thousands of small experiments.
Experiment

An Insect Vacuum

Game

Virus Alarm in Stayhompton

Explore and understand how viruses spread by re-enacting the spread of a fictional virus in a city.
Video

Super Smart! The Crazy Experiments Show

How hot is cold? In the this episode, Bernhard Weingartner asks the super smart question: How hot is cold? Quantum computers like really low temperatures. That's why the temperature in the lab of Andrea Hofmann, a physicist in Klosterneuburg, is as low as -273 degrees Celsius. That's colder than outer space! But why is that?
Interview

"When you look at the sky and the clouds, it broadens your perspective."

The scientists Yi-Ling Hwong and Andrea Stoellner are cloud scientists. In the interview with c/o magazine they talk about their work
Interview

The Explainers

Do we still understand the highly complex and specialized research of scientists? Why do so many people trust conspiracy theories more than facts? A discussion with Christian Bertsch and Mia Meus from VISTA about how complicated things can be explained simply to laypeople, and why art is pretty good for this.

VISTA – this is Science Education made by ISTA. The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) stands for world-class research in the natural sciences. We offer science enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to experience, discover and understand science.

Get to know us and discover VISTA activities.