Media Release: Pirate and Princess Day
February 4, 2015

Registration Now Open for Bella Luna

Looking for a fun way to treat your valentine?  Surprise your sweetheart with an evening filled with decadent desserts, hors d’oeuvres, rooftop stargazing and more!   On Saturday, February 14 from 7 to 11 p.m., the Museum of Science & History will present Bella Luna: Valentine’s Under the Stars.

To set the romantic mood, guests will be greeted to Bella Luna with a complimentary glass of champagne.  Activities will abound throughout the evening.  From love-themed science shows, live star shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, MOSH’s version of The Newlywed Game, live music, and full access to Museum exhibits including Odyssey’s Shipwreck!  Pirates & Treasure.  The rooftop will also be open for romantic stargazing.  Enjoy the view of the downtown skyline from MOSH’s prime location on the Southbank of the St. Johns River.  Then, view planets and stars through telescopes provided by Northeast Florida Astronomical Society.

Of course the highlight of the event is sampling desserts and appetizers from some of Jacksonville’s best restaurants, bakeries and caterers.  And, a MOSH favorite – liquid nitrogen ice cream – will be back for all to enjoy!

Tickets to Bella Luna are $90 per couple ($75 for MOSH Members) which includes an open bar (beer, wine, water and soft drinks). For required reservations, visit

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.  Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, active and retired military and seniors; and $6 for children ages 3 through 12.  There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Admission is $5 on Fridays.  Learn more at