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Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner

Date & Time

February 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join us for a romantic evening among the aquariums at our Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner.


Call for reservations through February 5: Banquets Manager Teri Witt at 563-581-4986

  • February 14, Mississippi River Discovery Center
  • 6-9 p.m. (Dinner from 6:30-8:30)
  • Cost $60/person or $120/couple
Gluten free and vegetarian options are available for most items. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and coffee. A cash bar is available.

Starter: Shared plate small charcuterie board of assorted cheeses, fruit, meat, and crackers

Salad: Spinach and greens salad with fresh berries and creamy poppyseed dressing

Soup: Garlic mushroom and white wine cream with parmesan lattice crisp

Entrée: Beef tenderloin medallions with berry balsamic melba glaze served with a shrimp and asparagus risotto or vegetarian seared portobello mushroom with berry balsamic melba glaze and asparagus risotto

Dessert: Petite shared plate

Seating Requests/Configuration/Masks

  • Seating limited to 50 individuals or 25 couples. Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart, and reservations are required
  • Groups will be limited to 4 people this year
  • Face coverings are required when not seated and will also be worn by all service staff


  • Staff-supervised programming is provided for potty-trained youth ages 3 and older across campus at the National River Center (NRC)
  • The children’s program is $5 per child for members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and $10 per child for non-members
  • Drop off begins at 6 p.m. at the NRC, and all children must be picked up by 9 p.m. at the NRC following dinner
  • Children will also be required to wear face coverings. Activities provided will allow for social distancing

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