You know what time it is? Valentine’s Time.

And we have so many ways to celebrate! Whether your bringing the kids, a friend or a date, we’ve got you covered.

The Lead Up: Gift Options!

Give the stars: in Roman mythology,
diamonds are splinters of stars
that the god Eros used as arrow tips.
You can put them to a much more
romantic use.

Our Museum Store is currently featuring The Mythology of Love – our top gift selections for Valentine’s Day. The best part: each one is based on an ancient mythological belief about the material from which it is made. So – your gift comes with a story. A romantic story.

See Our Selections | Get 10% Off!

Friday, Feb. 11: LOVE BUGS!

We heart Valentine’s. And on Friday Feb. 11 from 6 – 10 pm you can get a jump start on the big day at our Valentine’s Mixer, Love Bugs! We’ve got Grupo Ka-Che rocking the dinosaurs with their sensational salsa from from 7 – 10 pm, free appetizers, cash bar and roses for all the ladies. Plus, you can take a romantic stroll through our Butterfly Center – it’s stunning at night.

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Saturday, Feb. 12: Hug A Bug

Bugs need love, too! Kids learn all about our creepy-crawly friends at this fun family event in our Cockrell Butterfly Center. Check out our insect crafts, talk to our bug experts, and release a vial of ladybugs into their new home in our conservatory!

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The Big Day: Miracle Fruit Cultural FeastMake lemons into lemonade – literally! Your Valentine makes everything sweet – and so does a miraculous little berry from West Africa. On Monday, Feb. 14, join us for a cultural feast exploring the Miracle Fruit!

How does a tiny berry totally transform your taste buds? Find out what’s behind the magic of this miracle fruit in the rain forest of Cockrell Butterfly Center, during this romantic night-time rendezvous. After you sample the West African Miracle Fruit berry, enjoy appetizers along the dramatically lit trails. It’s the trip of a lifetime…for your taste buds!

Tickets have a timed entry and must be purchased in advance by Feb. 7, 2011!

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