Explore a museum dinosaur in a room

Explore a Museum

For a cultured experience, take your date and explore a museum. There are all sorts of museums you can go to, with interesting exhibits ranging from everything like Egyptian, dinosaur, and air and space.

Museums are great because you get to learn cool stuff about, well, cool stuff. Plus, you automatically feel kind of special and sophisticated going inside a museum, almost like your IQ just went up 20 points.

Take your date back in time and look at what American History has to offer, or explore some world history museums and learn more about ancient civilizations. It works well as a group activity or with just the two of you, and it is a perfect first date idea.

Palace of Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco

It may not be the most active thing to do, but it is definitely worth going. Some museums are free, and while others may have an admission price, it’s usually a nominal fee, similar to the price of a movie ticket for some, while others are in the 20-dollar range.

Washington D.C. has some spectacular museums, same with San Francisco—in general, large cities will almost surely have a museum of some kind. And while you’re in museum mode, why not follow up the experience by sitting down and watching Night at the Museum? Ben Stiller is a perfect way to cap off the day.  

What you need for this explore a museum cheap date idea:

Bode Museum in Germany

Just like a lot of activities, all you need is a time and place to go. Reservations are usually not required. A simple search online should net you plenty of results of places to go near you.

If you live in a larger city chances are there will be several to choose from. Smaller cities may have slimmer pickings, but it doesn’t mean they are any less cool to visit.

My experience with this creative cheap date idea: 

Natural history museum in United Kingdom

I have been to many different kinds of museums, from the Dinosaur Museum in Utah to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

I recently took a date to the Arizona Science Center. They had a murder mystery activity going on with a High School Reunion, ’80s theme. Most of the patrons came dressed in their best 80’s attire, so you know how totally radical it was.

There was a crime scene to explore, clues to discover, fingerprint analysis, handwriting analysis, blood splatter analysis, not to mention all the normal exhibits the center had to offer.

There was a breakout session as well, where the head of the forensics department of one of the local colleges spoke. The topic was about the impact TV shows like CSI and Bones have on real-life injuries. It was a fascinating topic for sure.

After reviewing all of the clues brilliantly, my date and I deduced who the murderer was. A great first date! So if you are wondering what to do for a date go out and explore a museum or two or three.

Watch this video I made for the Explore a Museum creative date idea

Do you have experience with this date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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