By Sarah Batcheller

Searching for an exciting date idea this weekend? Plan a trip to a local museum! You can spend the entire day with your significant other and get an educational and entertaining experience at the same time.

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Head to a Museum for a Cultural Date Idea

When choosing which museum to visit, think about your interests. If you want to learn more about a specific event in history, such as the Holocaust, find a museum that has a section for that. Do you live in Washington, D.C.?  The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the best Holocaust museums in America. If your man is a space or aviation fanatic, follow this love advice and take him to the National Air and Space Museum, also in D.C., on your next weekend date idea.

If you’re more fascinated with contemporary art, the New Museum in New York is the best place to go. It even has a Sky Room that provides a stunning view of Manhattan’s skyline. If you live in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art is also on the list of top ten museums in America.

Planetariums and aquariums make for great date ideas too. The American Museum of Natural History in New York exhibits a variety of shows in their planetarium, ranging from outer space to the function of the brain. The New York Aquarium is also popular. From sea lions to sharks, you’ll certainly stay busy!

Museums are great because of all the opportunity for conversation, especially if you’re going on a first date. Still, whether it’s your first or fifty-first outing together, there’s always something fun to enjoy. Strolling down various corridors and stumbling upon new exhibits will give you and your partner time to bond over your mutual fascination for the museum’s focus. The quietness of a museum makes for good romance too, and it’ll cause you to feel closer to your partner. While immersed in a century-old Greek oil painting, the two of you will feel like you’re the only ones in the room, like you’re in an entirely different world.

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Once you’re tired of hushed voices and “Do Not Touch” signs, you can head over to the cafe or bakery that many museums typically offer their guests. There, you’ll be able to discuss all the wonders you’ve seen and continue your conversation. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on your way out and pick up a memento of your day!

Do you have any great museums, planetariums or aquariums in mind? Share your date idea with us!