Celebrate with Your Valentine at the Aquarium

Friday, February 8, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Embrace the amore of Valentine’s Day with your someone special amidst unparalleled ambiance at our member-exclusive, adults-only evening. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, drinks, a strolling buffet dinner, coffee and dessert, and a chance to win a fabulous one-night stay for two at Boston’s only luxury boutique hotel, XV Beacon.

Cost is $80 per person, and you must be 21 or older to attend.
Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Drinks and Dining

We are excited to highlight the talents of our new catering partners, Patina Restaurant Group, at this member-exclusive event. 

Our dinner menu includes a feast of options from around the world. A warm, melted raclette cheese station, which will welcome you to the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, will be paired with a rainbow of vegetables, rustic breads, and wines. Visit all three levels of the Aquarium to find small plates of diver scallops, roast filet mignon, along with a Moroccan-themed station with something for everyone (vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-dairy options available). And for dessert, our chef will cap off the evening with a selection of sweets perfect for sharing and passed hot chocolate. Coffee and teas will also be available.

Included with your ticket is a limited open bar with our signature cocktail, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Mixed drinks may be purchased throughout the evening.

Evening Schedule of Events

7 p.m. – Doors open, dinner begins, and hors d’oeuvres will be passed on the upper levels.

8 p.m. – Learn about love at the Aquarium in all its forms. Staff will share exclusive stories and interesting facts about the inhabitants of our exhibits. Love comes in all shapes and sizes here.

8:30 p.m. – Dessert station opens.

9 p.m. – Prize drawing for our weekend getaway. You are entered to win just by purchasing tickets for the event.

What to wear? We encourage you to regard this as an occasion to dress in your favorite cocktail attire; however, there is no dress code for this event.

A little extra love: Surprise your valentine with a personalized message that will be displayed in an Aquarium exhibit during the event! Simply add this option when you purchase your tickets, and we’ll work with you to create a special message on a fun keepsake for you and your loved one. There are only a limited number available, so don’t wait!

Details, details: You must be 21 or older to attend. Ticket purchase is required. Your membership must be valid on both the day you purchase tickets and the date of the event. Memberships are nontransferable, and someone from the member household must be present for your party to be admitted.

Bring home a memory of this evening with a plush penguin, glass sting ray, or other special gift! During the event, members will receive an increased discount of 15% off all gift shop purchases.

Please take advantage of the resources available on our website for help with directionsparking, and accessibility.

And the fine print: The New England Aquarium may take photographs or record video of this event. By attending, you consent to the possible reproduction of your name, voice, and/or likeness in connection with future promotions, fundraising efforts, or marketing, and you expressly waive any claims you may have in connection therewith.