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Houston museum will offer heart dissections, three-course meal and alcohol for Valentine’s Day event

The event includes an unlimited beer and wine bar, made-to-order pasta dinners and a heart dissection to end the night.

John P. McGovern Museum of Health
John P. McGovern Museum of Health

The Health Museum in Houston will serve up libations and love at an offbeat Valentine’s Day event with an interesting twist.

It’s what dreams are made of for Valentine’s Day critics and nonconformists alike — an unlimited beer and wine bar, made-to-order pasta dinners and a heart dissection to end the night.

Located in the heart of the Museum District (no pun intended), the Health Museum offers interactive exhibits, special events and educational programs about the medical sciences and the human body. The museum is a member institution of the Texas Medical Center.

The night starts off with a three-course dinner, unlimited beer and wine, and made-to-order desserts. An interactive and guided heart dissection class will follow the dinner.

John P. McGovern Museum of Health
John P. McGovern Museum of Health

The dissection will be led by Dr. Jonathon Zalamea, a Family Medicine, Primary Care and Sports Medicine physician with Houston Methodist. According to the museum, they will be using sheep hearts.

Tickets, which start at $100, also include admission to exhibits at The Health Museum, like The Amazing Body Gallery.

Parking for the event is complimentary, and no dissection experience is required to attend the event, according to the museum. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. on Feb. 14.

The Health Museum is encouraging anyone interested in attending to register for the event by Friday, Feb. 9 to reserve a spot. No refunds will be issued after 4 p.m. on Friday.

The event is suitable for ages 16 and up, according to the museum. Group bookings are allowed for up to six people.

This story was updated at 5:08 p.m. to clarify that the hearts being dissected will be sheep hearts.