Science Holidays Program.

Summer vacation in the world of science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Do you have challenging questions that you would like to ask a researcher? Would you like to conduct hands-on experiments and see what campus life is like? can do it this summer! The Johannes Kepler University is a place where you can discover the world of science through games, fun and with kids your own age.


Science Holidays Program


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz


August 3 - 28, 2020
Mon - Thurs, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm
Fri, 8.30 am - 1.00 pm


Kids & Teens
Ages 6 to 14

What is the Science Holidays Program?

We have organized a hands-on, educational program for children between the ages of 6 to 14 focused on learning through play, fun and exercise. An initiative by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the completely free program will take place at the Johannes Kepler University Linz during August 2020. We will look after a total of 600 children and teens at the JKU campus during the four-week period and help them learn more about the world of science.

Kids & teens can expect an exciting, age-appropriate program of workshops, seminars, and daytrips to research and discover the world of natural sciences, engineering, law, medicine, business, social issues, and biology. Kids will be divided into small groups of a maximum of 15 participants as follows; ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11, and ages 12 to 14. Trained educators and JKU workshop instructors will supervise the kids & teens between August 3 and 28 at the JKU (also during lunch).

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your child(ren) to take advantage of this program for ONE entire week (Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm; Friday from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm). Spots in the program will be allocated based on random selection - max. 150 children/week.

JKU Press Conference about the Science Holidays Program

Live here on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM:


An initiative by the BMBWF