IST for Kids

Science Education at IST Austria

We want to grow the fascination for science in society and inspire children to become the researchers of tomorrow. To this end, IST Austria hosts a range of outreach events and summer camps, and continually develops Science Education activities and resources for children of all ages and educators.

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Open Campus

Every year in late spring, IST Austria celebrates its birthday with the Open Campus festival, offering a wide variety of fun activities for kids and curious visitors of all ages. On this day, our laboratories open their doors for guided tours open to everyone. The program is available on the Open Campus Website.

Science Camps for Kids and Teens


Discover the world of science and art! Take your first steps as a researcher at the Sommercampus, every year in August. For this one-week course, you choose between biology, physics, computer science, or art.  At the end of the week, you present your findings in an exhibition and receive your diploma. Check out the Sommercampus website to register for next year’s edition ! This event is in German and is for children aged 6-12 years.

Talentesommer Klosterneuburg

Science needs models too! At this science camp for teenagers from 12 to 16 years, you spend one week working with models. But this is not about fashion models or model aircraft! This is about models that enable us to fly to Mars or to calculate the trajectory of a ball! This event is in German.

For Schools and Educators

Science-Education Day

The Institute’s Science-Education Day is an annual event for teachers, scientists and all those interested in communicating science. The 2019 edition focused on national and international perspectives of inquiry-based learning.

IST Austria School Competition

The 2019 edition of the IST Austria School Competition followed the motto „We make the future“ and was open to school children from 6 to 19 years of age. The winners were awarded their prizes at the Open Campus 2019.

IST Austria Pop-up Science – Science instead of boredom!

More information about Pop-up Science – Science instead of boredom! can be found on this page.

School visits

Visit us or do a research project with your class at IST Austria! For information, please get in touch with us at


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