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    Published: 2020

    Updated: February 4, 2022

    By: Frances Ellison & Phillyfunguide Staff

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    Looking for something fun to do with that special someone on a budget? Or perhaps a fun night out for yourself? Phillyfunguide has you covered!

     

    Here is a list of this cheap, local date ideas* that you may not have thought of, for when dinner and a movie just isn't cutting it. Treat yo'self to an affordable night out with your significant other: most of these events are $25 or less!

     

    Did we forget anything? Make sure to submit your events to Phillyfunguide through our submission page!

     

    *Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions, visit their official website.

    Watson Adventures' Twisted Science Scavenger Hunt

     

    Visit the Franklin Institute and decipher clues in this in-person, interactive scavenger hunt from Watson Adventures! You'll answer fun questions, follow wacky clues and maybe even get to walk through the giant Heart in this real-live puzzle game. 

    The Inflused Food Fest Pt. 2 (Sweets & Treats)

     

    Take your special someone out to a fancy dinner, with a twist, at The Infused Food Fest! The second installment of this popular food festival will focus on sweets and treats, featuring infused versions of funnel cake, hot wings, baked good, chips and more.

    Sweetheart Skate

     

    Treat your partner to a night of ice skating under the stars at the annual Sweethear Skate at Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest. Tickets to the event include ice skating, a rose, a personal photo and music provided by a live DJ.

    Invisible World of Water

     

    Learning about water has never been cooler then a visit to the Invisible World of Water, the current exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences. Focused around two phenomena of water, snow crystals and diatoms, invisible to the naked eye, this exhibit uses artwork, visual elements and even holograms to answer the mysteries of H20.

    Check out these other low-cost and free events in the Philadelphia area!

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    Monday Poets
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    September 19th, 2022 - December 19th, 2022
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    OUTDOORS
    TrailOff
    Swim Pony
    July 14th, 2022 - December 31st, 2023
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    2022 Young Entrepreneur Nomination
    Young Entrepreneur Nomination
    November 18th, 2022 - January 1st, 2023
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    MUSEUMS
    Exhibit: Stereographing America: A 3-D History of Stereocards
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 1st, 2022 - January 31st, 2023
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    MUSEUMS
    From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    September 30th, 2022 - November 29th, 2022
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    Moon+Arrow
    Moon+Arrow
    November 15th, 2022 - December 30th, 2023
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Emerging Artist Coaching Program
    Delaware Art Museum
    November 8th, 2022 - December 13th, 2022
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    FREE
    New Play Reading Series
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    November 29th, 2022
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    MUSIC
    Drexel University's Fusion Band and Rock Ensemble Fall Concert
    Drexel University Music Program
    November 29th, 2022
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    MUSIC
    People of Earth feat. Victor Pablo with Flaco's Dance Factory
    The Kimmel Cultural Campus
    November 29th, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Big Talent, Small Works Annual Sales Exhibition
    Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery
    November 2nd, 2022 - December 31st, 2022
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    "The Buck Stops Here: How A Director Brings a Play To Life"
    Central Senior Services/ Parkway...
    November 30th, 2022
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Philly Typewriter: The Writing Instrument Typewriter Origins
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    November 30th, 2022
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    FILM
    The Command Center to Bring Women Home: Film Screening and Discussion
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    November 30th, 2022

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