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Love Struck: Romance in the Natural World

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 5:30 – 8:00pm
Must be age 21+ to attend

Tickets are no longer available online. Please call (402) 472-2637 to purchase tickets.

Stories of lust, love and Lyra -- an animal kingdom and astronomical guide to relationship advice ... at least for one night!

The perfect Valentine’s Day evening begins at Morrill Hall. General Admission ticket holders will enjoy a glass of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and other snacks while exploring various topics through activity stations. Guests can add-on our popular planetarium show Love Stories in the Sky: Constellation’s Guide to Romance (additional fee). Zach Thompson, Mueller Planetarium Coordinator, will uncover ancient love stories behind the star patterns during the 6:00pm show.

Activity Stations Include:
  • "The Wheel of Love"
    Spin the wheel to know what insect couple you are for the night! Learn why their mating behavior is strange or just remarkable.
  •  “Love Arthropod Style”
    Learn about unique insect mating behaviors, try to decipher their meanings, and why they evolved that way.
  • “Courtship Dances”
    How good are your dancing skills?  Bust a move while learning how birds “woo” their mates with their own unique dances.
  • “Locked in Love”
    Like the mammoths at sister museum Trailside Museum of Natural History, battle it out for your chance to meet the mate of your dreams.
  • "Valentine's Day Card"
    Create an original Valentine's day photo card with your partner or friends.
  • "Did you know you can help save the planet with condoms?"
    Learn about your carbon footprint and find out ways you can reduce your environmental impact from the Center for Biological Diversity.