Open Campus

The science party for the whole family

Open Campus 2021

Once again, IST Austria is opening its doors to the public on the annual Open Campus Day. On September 19, from 12:00-18:00, 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 IST Austria Shuttle.

On this site:

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.

This Open Campus is special! Not only are we back on site after the online Open Campus in 2020, we are also celebrating the opening of our new Lab Building. Celebrate together with us and take a peek inside our established labs during guided lab tours.

Find out what makes our researchers so passionate about their work during their Science Slams. In their talks, they will explain their research, why it’s so fascinating for them, and how the results could be helpful.

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 Bioimaging Facility’s “Hall of Fame”.

What will our everyday life look like in the future? As part of the IST Austria school contest “Shaping the future”, we asked students for their visions. See for yourself what the future might hold at the award ceremony during the Open Campus 2021.  

Prepare to be amazed by impossible vortex rings in the “Supergescheit! The spectacular experiment show”! You’ll be able to see smoke rings being shot across the room, their fascinating dynamics will be analyzed and explosive speed limits will be reached!

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! Enjoy some delicious food during your stay with food trucks from “Wrap Stars”, “The Burgery”, “Sazón – Cocina Latina”, and “Kimbo Dogs”. For dessert we have ice cream ready for you and your kids!

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

COVID-19 measures

Since it is important to us that you stay healthy and have a great time, the following procedure applies for participation in OPEN CAMPUS 2021:

Step 1: Registration and announcement of the number of persons per family on site by scanning a QR code as known from restaurants. It is best to complete the registration on the way to the event location in order to avoid queues. If you do not have access to a mobile device, you can do this at one of our designated registration booths.

Step 2: After registration and confirmation, the next step is the 3G check (children up to the age of 12 are excluded from the 3G check). By showing both documents you will receive an entrance wristband and can move freely on the premises.


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 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!


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


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