Celebrate Love in Bloom with Moody Gardens

Hearts will flutter, much like our birds, this year as Moody Gardens opens up its Rainforest Pyramid for a wild Valentine’s Dinner celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The romantic evening starts with a Rainforest experience with animal encounters from 5-7 p.m. with guests touring the pyramid while our biologists offer mini presentations about our curious and sometimes playful wildlife. In addition, guests will take in more than 1,700 exotic plants as a breathtaking tribute to the world’s vanishing rainforests, and its inhabitants.

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After the tour, a host will escort each couple to their romantic three-course dinner, being served this year in the Garden Lobby area, with a view of the giant river otter exhibit. Guests will receive a rose and one souvenir photo. During the dinner, biologists will walk around with various animals to show-and-tell.

The Rainforest of Love Valentine’s Dinner includes soup or salad, entrée choices of Wagyu Rib Eye Steak with Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Filet of Grouper with Argentinean Shrimp or Lobster Tail on a Bed of Saffron Cream with Mussels and dessert for two. Guests can also choose between a bottle of champagne or wine. For a complete menu, visit our website

There will also be live musical entertainment and animal presentations.

The Valentine’s Dinner package is $250 per couple. RSVP by noon on Feb. 8 by calling 409-683-4368.

Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks

Choose from two options to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks, Galveston’s premier destination for fine dining.

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Guests can order from the restaurant’s dining menu, or enjoy special Valentine’s Day selections, on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-10 p.m. The restaurant, with spectacular views of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and sunsets over Galveston Bay, will feature a pre-fix menu on Valentine’s Day at $100 per person. Tax and gratuity are not included. Guests will receive a complimentary rose and can enjoy live entertainment at Shearn’s Lounge.

Make reservations by calling 409-683-4554 or by booking online at OpenTable.com.

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