Science and Education Centre Višnjan

About us

Science and Education Centre Višnjan are promoting and encouraging innovation and excellence in the scientific, technological and artistic work with children and youth through obtaining support to gifted youth and their educators in the fields of natural and social sciences, technologies, environment protection, arts, and culture.

Our work is recognized by the Network of Youth Excellence (NYEX) and the European Talent Support Network (ETSN).


We carry out educational programs for kids and youth, and for their teachers and mentors. Višnjan educational programs throughout the years hosted many students who today are established scientists and researchers, active in prestigious world institutions.

Our summer schools consist of various programs.

Youth Science Camp (YCS) targets elementary school students interested in being introduced to the world of science and technology. YSC is held in Croatian language and is meant for Croatian speaking applicants.


Summer School of Science (S³) international program aimed at high school students highly motivated for gaining experience and skills in today’s multidisciplinary research areas covering natural sciences and technologies.


Višnjan School of Astronomy (VSA) is the oldest educational program. It is an international program aimed for high school students willing to work on interesting projects in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.


In addition to these summer schools, we also conduct year-round education for kids, youth, and adults.