Oh la la, love’s in the air. And you know what that means: bring on the chocolate, flowers and cards galore. As great as those gifts are there’s one gift that is even more special that you can give this Valentine’s Day. What would that be? The answer is simple. Creating precious memories through heart warming experiences while cuddled up with your family or sharing a few long deserved kisses and hugs. So here’s to making the whole families heart skip a few beats this Valentine’s week and weekend with these extra special family centered events.
Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Join Bocelli and the Bella Musica Orchestra as they returns to Florida for Valentine’s week, to treat fans to a unique holiday repertoire, combining the most beloved arias, crossover hits, special love songs, and new music from his latest album Cinema, all to celebrate the romance and magic of this romantic day. Tickets start at $75.
Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Dance away with your little ones at this annual Valentine’s Day event hosted by the Glazer Children’s Museum. Enjoy light refreshments and music from Tampa’s own DJ Jake Delacruz and enter for a chance to win giveaways. Tickets are $15 members and $20 general admission.
Feb. 13-14, various times
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique MOSI experience only at the Saunders Planetarium! Say Je t’aime over a light dinner in the Saunders Planetarium at MOSI, where you will dine under the transforming night sky from exotic places around the globe as you listen to the greatest romantic stories from the ancient celestial past. Price $120 per couple, MOSI members $90 per couple. Seating is limited and advance reservation is required call 813-987-6000.
Feb. 13-14, various times
For families looking for a kid-friendly experience, the My Little Valentine Luncheon will be held in the Saunders Planetarium with an Italian themed lunch. $70 per two participants, MOSI member $50 per two participants
Feb. 13, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Guests can make valentines for all of the special people in their life at Great Explorations Museum. Make a heart pillow or create heart animals. All activities are included with admission.
now through Mar. 5, various times
Get up and get dancing to some tunes. As part of Busch Gardens concert series listen to music spanning from the 1950s to today. This month’s concert series features The Diamonds from until the 13th. Plus, concerts are free with park admission.
Through Feb. 14, various times
Get lost in the joyful dance, soaring score and poignant vocals as the Tony Award-winning musical returns to Tampa’s Straz Center. Tickets start at $35.
Feb. 14, 3 p.m.
Bring the hubby to see The Tampa Theatre on the 14th as they showcase Shakespeare in Love, winner of seven Academy Awards. Have a date night and re watch the famous romantic comedy. Tickets can be reserved online.