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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 Photo Exhibition
Laure Winants: From a Tongue We Are Losing
For her photography project From a Tongue We Are Losing, which is being presented at the Klima Biennale Wien, the artist joined a team of multidisciplinary researchers embarking on a four-month expedition to the ice of the Arctic—a vast white desert in which humans make up only a minute part of the environment.
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.

Experience Science
exhibition
  • science for all

Laure Winants: From a Tongue We Are Losing

21.Mar - 23.Jun
11a.m. - 9 p.m.
Foto Arsenal Wien
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 10-14 years

Fascination of plants workshop

21.
May
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
open day
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Long Night of Research

24.
May
17:00 - 23:00 Uhr
ISTA Campus
workshop
  • 12-14 years
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly

Bitter truth - A genetic discovery of taste

4./11./18.
June
15:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
open day
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Open Campus

9. June
12:00 - 06:00 pm
ISTA Campus
tuk tuk
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Science Heuriger

11.
June
17:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Chateau Kierling
science camp
  • teenagers

Science Bootcamp

12. - 14.
Aug
9-16h
ISTA Campus
Experience Science
exhibition
exhibition
  • science for all

Laure Winants: From a Tongue We Are Losing

21.Mar - 23.Jun
11a.m. - 9 p.m.
Foto Arsenal Wien
workshop
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 10-14 years

Fascination of plants workshop

21.
May
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
open day
open day
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Long Night of Research

24.
May
17:00 - 23:00 Uhr
ISTA Campus
workshop
workshop
  • 12-14 years
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly

Bitter truth - A genetic discovery of taste

4./11./18.
June
15:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
open day
open day
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Open Campus

9. June
12:00 - 06:00 pm
ISTA Campus
tuk tuk
tuk tuk
  • science for all
  • family-friendly

Science Heuriger

11.
June
17:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Chateau Kierling
science camp
science camp
  • teenagers

Science Bootcamp

12. - 14.
Aug
9-16h
ISTA Campus
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.