Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo

Special Events

Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo

02/14/2019, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Scott Aquarium Conference Center map

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Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo is SOLD OUT! No additional reservations will be available.

Love is in the air at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Bring the lovebird in your life to this year’s Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Scott Aquarium followed by a romantic dinner while enjoying music from the Midlands String Quartet.

Please Note: The Zoo's annual Valentine's Day dinner event will not include a formal presentation as it has in previous years.

Thursday, February 14
Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16

Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner served from 7 to 9 p.m. 

For $170*, couples will enjoy cocktails in the Scott Aquarium followed by a romantic dinner for two. Reservations are required. Tickets are non-refundable and will be held rain or shine.

*Please Note: By purchasing one ticket to Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo, you will receive: Event admission for two people, four drink tickets, a private table for two, and dinner for two. 

This event is for adults 21 and over. No infants or children, please. There is no specific dress code for this event, however, casual or business casual is encouraged.

As with all Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium events, proceeds from Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo will be allocated toward animal health, wellness and enrichment programs as well as furthering conservation efforts worldwide. Thank you for helping us to zoo more good!

Event Itinerary:
6:30 p.m. - Check-in begins. Guests will enter at the main entrance to the Zoo. Pre-event cocktails and photobooth available in the Scott Aquarium.

7 p.m. - Doors to the Aquarium Conference Center will open. Seating is first come, first serve. Buffet dinner opens and additional bars will be available.

9 p.m. - Event concludes.

Event Menu:
Hors d'oeuvres:
Garlic Herb Stuffed Mushrooms (contains gluten)
Fresh Vegetable Crudités 
Pork Belly Sliders on Bao Bread (contains gluten)

Buffet Dinner:
Strawberry Pomegranate Green Salad with Pepitas and Goat Cheese
Fresh Green Beans
Parmesan Bowtie Pasta (contains gluten)
Fingerling Potatoes
Cornish Game Hen
Beef Strip Loin with Lobster Hollandaise (contains gluten) or Horseradish Cream Sauce

Yin & Yang Cheesecake Cups with Chocolate or Raspberry Drizzle
Chocolate Covered Strawberries