Love is in the Water at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Valentine’s Dinner

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It’s Just You, Your Date and Thousands of Magical Sea Creatures for a One-of-a-kind Experience!

Love Under the Sea Valentine's Dinner

Talk about a unique date night! Grab your honey and join the South Carolina Aquarium for the Love Under the Sea Valentine’s Dinner taking place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Couples start the night out with a crowd-free, leisurely stroll through the Aquarium, enjoying the serenity of the marine life after-hours. Then it’s on to a three-course meal at a private table located in front of captivating exhibits such as the Great Ocean Tank or Carolina Seas or in front of large windows overlooking the historic Charleston harbor.

Hamby Catering and Events is preparing the three-course meal which will feature:
Starter Salad:

  •     Garden salad with mixed baby greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms and parmesan cheese with choice of dressing

Choice of entree:

  •     Grilled chicken breast with champagne sauce
  •     Marinated pork tenderloin with fruit chow chow
  •     Stuffed portabella mushroom

Choice of Side:

  •     Herb roasted new potatoes
  •     Green beans Almondine


  •     Chocolate mousse with angel crisp and raspberry sauce

To Drink:

  •     Red or white wine
  •     Water or iced tea

The Love Under the Sea Valentine’s Dinner is Tuesday, February 14. Doors will open for mingling at 6:15 p.m. with dinner seating at 7:00 p.m. Reservations start at $165 a couple. South Carolina Aquarium Members receive a $10 discount on their reservations. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online at, members booking reservations should call (843) 579-FISH (3474).

You Otter Be My Valentine:
Just for Valentine’s Day, a special gift to show some love to the Aquarium’s animals through the You Otter Be My Valentine animal adoption. This adoption goes towards supporting education and conservation programs and efforts at the Aquarium. For $50 adoptive parents will receive a personalized adoption certificate for a river otter, a plush river otter toy and two 4-D tickets! They’ll also get a fun fact sheet and an adoption decal. Adoptions can be purchased online at or by calling (843) 579-8629. Place your order by February 9 to ensure delivery for Valentine’s Day.

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is open Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddler’s (1 and under) free; Youth (2-11) $12.95; Adults (12-61) $19.95; Seniors (62+) $18.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddler’s, $17.95 for Children, $24.95 for Adults, and $23.95 for Seniors. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children, Adults and Seniors and $2.95 for Members and Member Guests. Military, senior, college and group discounts are available. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH


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