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29. July - 23. Aug
9-16h
ISTA Campus

A summer full of discoveries

What is being researched at an international research institute and how do people work there? In our VISTA Summer Campus research programs, curious young minds get to know the ISTA campus, meet scientists, visit laboratories and learn about the latest research findings in a fun way. In various workshops, pupils in different age groups from the age of 6 can experiment, research, tinker, program and experience science up close.

There are three program tracks to choose from for Kids & Juniors. Each program can be booked for one week.

Sommercampus Kids (1st to 3rd grade)

5-day research week

Dates
First week: Monday July 29 to Friday August 2
Second week: Monday August 5 to Friday August 9
Third week: Monday August 19 to Friday August 23

Programs

  • Nature Explorer – adventure in the woods of Vienna
  • Expedition into the world of art and science
  • History detectives – uncovering the past

Sommercampus Juniors (4th to 6th grade)

5-day research week

Dates
First week: Monday July 29 to Friday August 2
Second week: Monday August 5 to Friday August 9
Third week: Monday August 19 to Friday August 23

Programs

  • BioLab – The world of the microcosm
  • Computer Science & Robotics
  • Tinkering – Inventor’s workshop

Costs

The participation fee for a 5-day research week for kids or juniors is 180 EUR. The price includes the content of the program including materials, supervision during the camp times, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

Booking information

Registration starts on March 7, 2024, at 4:00 PM here on this website.

This year, spots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To ensure a smooth registration process, we kindly request that you prepare the following details in advance:

  • Participant Information: Be ready with the participant’s first and last name, date of birth, social security number, address (street, postal code, city, country), school grade at the time of registration, any allergies or intolerances, and any additional instructions for our caretakers. Also, have the name of the legal guardian on hand (If you are not the legal guardian, you must obtain the consent of the legal guardian to register the participant).
  • Your Summercampus Choice: Decide which Summercampus program and week you wish to enroll in.

The specified grade levels refer to the completed school year.

Example: Sommercampus Kids (1st to 4th grade)
The child is in 1st grade (1st grade of elementary school) during registration and will have completed it by summer.

Please note:
We can only offer one spot in the Summercampus program per participant.
Participation for several weeks is not possible.
You can register a maximum of 4 participants at the same time.

Please see terms and conditions, as well as privacy policy, photo and video consent form for more information.

Details on the individual program tracks

© Anna Stöcher

There is a lot to discover in the Vienna Woods nature reserve. We explore the different habitats and their inhabitants and investigate the biodiversity of the forest. On campus, we learn about the methods used by researchers at ISTA to uncover the secrets of nature. Here you will become a nature researcher yourself!

© Anna Stöcher

Attention young explorers! Museum gugging invites you on an exciting journey of discovery in and around the museum. We will explore the question of what connects art and science, be inspired by science for creative works, play art detectives and follow in the footsteps of Gugging artist Johann Garber.

© Anna Stöcher

What treasures are kept in the treasury of the Klosterneuburg Abbey and what is behind the mysterious code from the abbey library? Find out together with the monastery’s historical researchers and experiment with old craft techniques!

© Anna Stöcher

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of microorganisms and explore how life works on the smallest scale. Through selected experiments, you will discover structures of life that are invisible to the naked eye. This research journey not only provides an insight into the secrets of the microcosm, but also reveals amazing insights into your own relationship with all living things on earth.

© Anna Stöcher

Have you ever watched a robot vacuum cleaner? How does it know where to go? In this group, you will build and program your own robots and learn how to program your first computer game.

© Anna Stöcher

Tinker like a scientist! Here you will be whisked away into a world full of creativity and design. Together with like-minded people, you will create, test and improve completely new things from everyday materials. In the process, you will learn a lot about the physical principles behind everyday phenomena in a fun way and experience how small mishaps often pave the way to great success.

Impressions from the summer campus

For teenagers there is a Science Bootcamp

science camp
science camp
  • teenagers

Science Bootcamp

12. - 14.
Aug
9-16h
ISTA Campus
In our VISTA summer campus boot camp, young people get to know the ISTA campus and spend three days intensively researching a topic.
science camp
science camp
  • teenagers

Science Bootcamp

12. - 14.
Aug
9-16h
ISTA Campus
In our VISTA summer campus boot camp, young people get to know the ISTA campus and spend three days intensively researching a topic.