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5 Romantic Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day at Amore Under the Stars

We are only a week away from the State Museum’s 3rd annual Valentine’s event, Amore Under the Stars, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 14! Here are a few reasons to make this night a part of your Valentine’s plans:

1. Observe the Starry Night Sky (weather permitting)

A view from the Boeing Observatory terrace at the SC State Museum in early evening. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

What’s more romantic than observing the stars? Amore guests will be able to take an up-close look at our night sky through the museum’s historic Boeing Observatory telescope. Plus, enjoy a gorgeous view of the Congaree River and the Vista from the Observatory Terrace.

2. Champagne bar (with souvenir flute!)

Valentine's Day, AMore Under the Stars, Champagne Flute

Sip on some delicious, bubbly Champagne and make your own cocktails at Amore’s Champagne bar. As a bonus, each event attendee will get to take home a souvenir Champagne flute!

3. Special Planetarium Experience

Journey through the stars in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium for a unique, poetic visual experience set to music.

4. Exclusive Gallery Tour

c. 1839 Native American beaded purse purchased by George Townes, of what is now Greenville, SC, for his bride, Elizabeth A. Sloan. This object and more will be on display in the museum galleries during Amore Under the Stars.

South Carolina has many exciting tales of love woven throughout its history. Guests will be able to explore the museum galleries and see special collection pieces displayed just for this special evening, including a quilt made by a once love-struck President Andrew Johnson and a bracelet worn by generations of brides in one family.

Guests will also learn about unique wedding customs and their genesis and hear storytellers recount the thrilling folktale of the legendary Issaqueena and the tragic tale of the C.S.S. Hunley’s Lt. Dixon.

5. Delicious Food and Fabulous Desserts

Enjoy tasty delights from grilled pork tenderloin to a selection of artisinal cheeses and Crudités. Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts including macaroons, red velvet treats and more.

Amore Under the Stars also includes music from DJ Dubb and special dance performances and demontrations. Experience the ultimate date night or solo Valentine’s fun this Feb. 14 at the South Carolina State Museum!