Love is in the air this Valentine's Day at Museums Victoria

Museums Victoria is spreading the love this Valentine's Day, with exhibitions and events designed to get your heart pumping and to tug at your heartstrings. This romantic season Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum will host events for an unforgettable encounter with your special someone.

Museum of the Moon

Have you ever dreamt of taking your love to the moon? Well, now you can! This Valentine's Day Scienceworks is hosting a one-night special event Love and The Moon in conjunction with their current Museum of the Moon exhibition. Experience the astonishing 7-metre 3D realistic sculpture of the moon with your partner and share a romantic evening of moon-gazing, stories and love-inspired live music followed by delicious food and love potions. Then head to the arena for a twilight moon and stargazing session with telescopes under the stars. To make it an extra extraordinary evening, embark on the Earthlight: Lunar Hub virtual reality experience where you can escape earth, explore a lunar space station and roam the moon.

Love, Love, Love! The Immigration Museum continues to celebrate the Summer of Love this season and is opening up its doors after-hours for a cosy evening on Valentine’s Day. Invite your best mate or a date to an evening viewing of the awe-inspiring LOVE and Kahlil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet exhibitions. Dare to experiment a little further? Step out of your comfort zone and delve into a special workshop Love Potions and Aphrodisiacs which explores the history and mythology behind love potions, elixirs and aphrodisiacs from around the world with bartender and storyteller Fred Siggins.

At Melbourne Museum you can step back in time and enter the nostalgic land of Make Believe with Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows exhibition. Reminisce, snap a selfie and create new memories with your lover by your side. Whilst you’re there make your way to the Forest Secrets gallery and immerse yourselves in a Victorian mountain landscape, located right in the heart of the Melbourne Museum. Scout for rare wildlife and absorb the serenity of this peaceful oasis. You may even find a peaceful spot for a Valentine's embrace.

Valentine's events at Scienceworks

Love and The Moon
Thursday 14 February, 6.30pm–10pm
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Valentine's events at Immigration Museum

Summer Courtyard: I feel LOVE
Friday 8 February, 5pm–10pm
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Valentine's Day Workshop: Love Potions & Aphrodisiacs
Thursday 14 February, from 5.30pm
Adults 18+ event only – friends, family, singles, couples, groups welcome.
Info and tickets

Valentine's Day Late Night Museum Opening
Thursday 14 February, 5pm–9pm
Info and tickets

Summer Courtyard: Gibran’s Garden Party
Saturday 23 February, 3pm–8pm
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