Bug Blog

Ball of Sciences Serving Insects


Ball of Sciences Serving Insects

Come January, the Vienna Ball of Sciences will be serving guests plates of mealworms and grasshoppers to their guests. For table decorations, the ball will have Venus flytraps.

Oliver Lehman, the Ball of Sciences organizer said that this ball is about diversity and is a great networking opportunity for those in the science field. The aim of the ball is to represent Vienna’s science with its diversity, excellence and greatness.

Eric Kandel, an American neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize winner will be the guest of honor at the ball. Kandel was born in Vienna in 1838 to two Jewish parents.

Tickets for the ball cost €80, and €25 for students. The money raised at the ball’s casino will go to a charity to help refugees.

Would you eat the food at this ball?