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About VISTA

VISTA - Science Experiences powered by ISTA

We make cutting-edge research accessible

VISTA offers science enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary science. Through direct interaction with researchers, the process of doing science becomes tangible, and cutting-edge research becomes accessible. Learn more about the VISTA Mission.

Find our activities e in the VISTA Science Experience Lab on campus in Klosterneuburg, online, in schools, and in parks or the Heuriger around the corner.

 

Currently at VISTA
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

FakeHunter - Workshop for school classes

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • school classes

Zoom a Scientist

flexible
flexible
online
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
Booked out
  • 9-14 years
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly

Workshop for inventors

15./22./29.
May
15:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 10-14 years

Fascination of plants workshop

21.
May
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
Booked out
  • 15-17 years
  • teenagers
  • school classes

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

23.
May
12:30-14:30
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
school workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • school classes
  • 8-14 years

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience for school classes

27.
May
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
Booked out
  • grade 3-8
  • school classes

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience for school classes

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

Learning from role models - a different kind of career guidance

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab
Currently at VISTA
freely bookable
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

FakeHunter - Workshop for school classes

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
freely bookable
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • school classes

Zoom a Scientist

flexible
flexible
online
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
Booked out
workshop
Booked out
  • 9-14 years
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • family-friendly

Workshop for inventors

15./22./29.
May
15:00-18:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
workshop
workshop
  • kids
  • family-friendly
  • 10-14 years

Fascination of plants workshop

21.
May
15:00-17:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
school workshop
Booked out
school workshop
Booked out
  • 15-17 years
  • teenagers
  • school classes

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

23.
May
12:30-14:30
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
school workshop
Booked out
school workshop
Booked out
  • kids
  • teenagers
  • school classes
  • 8-14 years

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience for school classes

27.
May
10:00-12:00
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
Booked out
freely bookable
Booked out
  • grade 3-8
  • school classes

ISTA Campus Tour & Lab Experience for school classes

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab
freely bookable
freely bookable
  • grade 9-13
  • school classes

Learning from role models - a different kind of career guidance

freely bookable
start time flexible (duration 2h)
VISTA Science Experience Lab

The VISTA Science Experience Lab

The VISTA Science Experience Lab in Klosterneuburg is our base at the ISTA campus. Right next to the world-class researchers working at ISTA, you can experience hands-on science and step into the world of research by joining our many programs.

Interview with Christian Bertsch and Mia Meus

Even 100 years ago, John Dewey complained that science was being taught too much as a collection of facts and not as a living process that creates and constantly transforms new knowledge. In this interview, VISTA Head of Science Education Christian Bertsch and curator Mia Meus explain why this statement is still true today, how it is possible to explain complicated things simply to laypeople and why art is quite suitable for this.

The VISTA Science Education Team

The VISTA team develops, pilots, and runs a whole range of activities, building bridges between science and society.

Bernhard Weingartner

takes research everywhere with the VISTA Tuk Tuk

Magdalena Steinrück

Develops activities for the next generation of scientists

Nadine Mund

Develops and facilitates programs that focus on the process of science and build trust in science

Mia Meus

Curator, Designer + Creative Technologist

Alice Laciny

Develops and mediates between school and science

Georg Bauer

Keeps our activities running as an organizational talent and combines creativity with science education with his enthusiasm for improv theater and puppetry.

Christian Bertsch

Leads the team, does research on understanding science and talks about it a lot - in the lecture hall or on the science slam stage

Zuzana Masarova

Mathematician, dancer and first VISTA Fellow to combine outdoor games with critical thinking practice

Lisa-Maria Hanghofer

outdoor-loving explorer who, in addition to designing workshops for VISTA, also teaches at an inclusive middle school

Magdalena Bauer

Passionate science communicator and good-humored all-rounder with a special commitment to target groups that are sometimes forgotten

Livia Willner

invaluable all-round support for the whole team, mediator, and full-time technology student

Judita Huber

brings her research experience in neuroscience to the organization of science education and develops our Neuroscience Academy for young people

Stephanie Kneissl

is a designer. She sees design as an exploratory medium to combine disciplines like art and science. For VISTA she designs media of all kinds
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Gaia Novarino

Vice President for Science Education

Gaia Novarino is a professor at ISTA of neuroscience. Her research group investigates the genetic basis of brain development in health and disease. The learning capacity of the human brain has always fascinated her. In her role as Vice President for Science Education, she combines this interest with her mission to inspire young people's enthusiasm for Science.