Here's a STELLAR activity for you and your family.
The Hirsch Observatory on the RPI campus offers free observation hours every Saturday night (from Feb. 7th - Nov. 21st) from 8pm - 10pm.
View the galaxy through their on-site telescopes (most are child-friendly, too!) And when the weather doesn't cooperate they will have astronomy programs instead.
You gotta admit... it sounds kind of fun (and worthwhile) to keep the kiddos up past their bedtime to gaze at the stars. It even sounds like a romantic date night...not that any parent reading this remembers what that means.
Go here to get yourself started on your out of this world adventure.