Open Campus

The science party for the whole family

Open Campus 2022

Once again, ISTA is opening its doors to the public on the annual Open Campus Day. On June 25, from 12pm to 6pm, the campus holds a big science party for the whole family. Various exciting activities await you!

Due to the limited parking situation on site, we kindly ask you to arrive using our shuttle bus. Here you can find all the details about the journey with the ISTA Shuttle.

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Fun for the whole family

Get a glimpse of what our researchers work on during the Science Exhibitions and maybe even give it a shot yourself.

Celebrate together with us and take a peek inside our established labs during guided lab tours.

At the Science Slam, young scientists from ISTA present their current research and their start-up ideas on stage: compact in max. 6 minutes, pointed and comprehensible. At the end, the audience votes for the most inspiring contribution and thus chooses the Science Slam Champion.

Open Campus 2021 Web (c)Anna Stöcher ISTA

Help us pick the winner of this year’s People’s choice image contest! Researcher have submitted fascinating images and videos for this, which will be displayed during the Open Campus for you to vote on. The images and videos you like best will receive a place in our Imaging and Optics Facility’s “Hall of Fame”.

Humans of all ages are quite inquisitive by nature and want to understand how the amazing world of nature works. As part of the ISTA school contest My research – my discovery, we asked students to follow their curiosity and show us their personal discoveries. See for yourself the amazing answers our scientists to-be found to their research questions at the award ceremony during the Open Campus 2022.  

At ISTA lies the coldest place in Lower Austria – significantly colder than at the edge of our universe. At the “Fire & Ice” show we clarify with spectacular experiments how to reach this cold, how to deal with it and why it is needed for research. But before we reach absolute zero, we warm up again with fiery experiments and finally unite hot and cold!

In addition to the activities on campus, there is also the option to take one of two tours at the Museum Gugging! One tour introduces the museum and includes a standard tour of current artworks, while the second tour includes a special exhibition viewing.

During all these exciting activities, it’s easy to get hungry, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Throughout all this, our DJ will entertain you with great music in the genres of soul, funk, and downbeat.


Take advantage of our shuttle service! Our buses will comfortably take you from Vienna Heiligenstadt and Tulln main station to the campus grounds and back home every hour from 11:30 am. They are marked with the inscription “Forschungsfahrt ISTA” (please note that on the bus it might still say IST Austria).

Shuttle Bus Schedule Tulln
Bus stop Tulln Hauptbahnhof
Bahnhofstraße 96, 3430 Tulln an der Donau

Shuttle Bus Schedule Wien
Bus stop Heiligenstadt
Boschstraße 10, 1190 Wien

For more information on how to reach the campus, please click here.

If you decide to make the trip to the Open Campus by bike you can find out how to get there here!


All participants of the Open Campus agree to our privacy policy regarding recordings during the event and the use of the images. See also ISTA data privacy statement.

In case you have any questions please send us an e-mail to


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