Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Amore Under the Stars

Valentine themed event to feature live music, dancing, food and more, Feb. 14

The South Carolina State Museum will kick-off Valentine’s Day celebrations with Amore Under the Stars, Fri., Feb 14, from 7 until 10 p.m. Guests will experience the ultimate date night with live music, dance demonstrations, a romantic tour through the museum galleries, a special planetarium show, a chance to experience The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, night sky observing, a champagne bar, delicious food and more.

Guests will discover artifacts associated with some of the great love stories of South Carolina on a romantic tour through museum galleries. Storytellers will recount thrilling and mysterious tales of South Carolinians using artifacts from the museum’s collection.
Guests can relax under the stars in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium in MadLib Myths, a unique live planetarium show. They’ll explore some classic constellation myths before having some light-hearted fun. Using information provided by participants, they’ll create some customized, mad-lib style sky myths that will give guests something special to look for in the heavens.

Afterwards, guests will enjoy a full Champagne bar with special mixers before heading up to the Boeing Observatory for night sky viewing and enjoy one of the best views of the city from the observatory terrace.

The night will also offer dance demonstrations from Ken Broom, live music from the Flat Out Strangers, a special hands-on Valentine Creation Station and digital LED bling bar.
The museum’s new blockbuster exhibit, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes will also be open for the evening. For an additional charge, guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation – and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

Tickets for Amore Under the Stars are $35 for general public ($43 with Sherlock exhibit) and $28 for museum members ($35 with Sherlock exhibit). Tickets include all activities, including food from Anna Cline Catering, beer and wine and a souvenir champagne flute. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets visit scmuseum.org.

About the South Carolina State Museum

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology that guests can experience. For more information about the museum, visit scmuseum.org.