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Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner (and Childcare!)

Date & Time

February 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium - Mississippi River Center

Celebrate a romantic, adults-only evening among the aquariums and exhibits at the River Museum's annual Valentine's Day Dinner from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Mississippi River Center.

A five-course meal will be catered by J&D Catering. Each couple will recieve a complimentary rose and two glasses of champagne. The cost for the dinner is $55 per person.


  • Appetizer: Charcuterie Board
  • Salad: Spring Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Sliced Almonds, Feta Crumbles with Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Soup: Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Sun-dried Tomato Gremolata
  • Entree: Seared Scallops with Bacon Cream Risotto and Balsamic Glazed Steak Roll or  Falafel with Cream Risotto and Eggplant Roll
  • Dessert: Petite Plate for 2

A cash bar will be available. 

*If you have dietary restrictions that are not accommodated by this menu, please let us know when you make a reservation and we will do our best to accommodate those needs.


Additionally, parents can enjoy their quiet dinner while staff-supervised programming is provided for children one and older in the National River Center. Snacks and activities will be provided. The cost for childcare is $5 per child for members and $10 per child for non-members. Parents should drop off their children at 6 p.m. in the National River Center (East building). 

Reservations are required by noon on Monday, Feb. 11.

To register, call Marilyn Snyder at 563-557-9545 x201.

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