Before 2005, there was no explicit science center in Austria. Meanwhile a number of institutions use this term. “Hands-on science education”, “Science Center activities” or “inquiry-based learning” have become self-evident and highly valued approaches in the area of education.
Via the ScienceCenter-Network numerous new projects and activities for the general public were created and implemented. During a survey in 2015, our network partners named a total of 1,300 network cooperation projects they have engaged in and which held a benefit for third parties.
Representatives of the Austrian educational and scientific landscape, respected business enterprises and administrative institutions value the ScienceCenter-Network as a lively and innovative community. Even in international comparison, the ScienceCenter-Network is unique and considered as a flagship organization.