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Amore Under the Stars

Valentine's Day, date night, things to do in columbia sc

Amore Under the Stars

Thurs., Feb. 9 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Kick-off Valentine’s Day celebrations with, Amore Under the Stars, a special evening at the State Museum featuring:

  • Cosmic Love Stories, a special live performance planetarium experience. This show features a unique telling of three love stories from classical mythology involving heroism, betrayal, and forbidden love. Relax under the stars as dramatic storytellers recount the romantic tales of Perseus and Andromeda, Orion and Artemis, and Venus and Mars, and see how their stories are immortalized in the skies above.

  • A tour through the museum galleries exploring notable romantic relationships throughout our state’s history and featuring artifacts from great love stories

  • A look through the telescope to explore the starry night sky in the Boeing Observatory (weather permitting)

  • Live music from Tango ensemble, De la Noche

  • Tango demonstrations from Emerald Ballroom

  • SC related poetry readings & romantic comedy trailers playing throughout the evening

  • Hands-on Valentine Creation Station

  • Food by Spotted Salamander

  • Beer and Wine



$35 for non-members and $28 for museum members. Tickets include food and 3 drink tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the museum or online at the link below. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

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Questions? Call 803.898.4952 or email