For parents looking for fun, educational activities for the kids (or for them) to enjoy...go to the Mayborn museum. I went there last semester as part of one of my extended learning activities and i really loved it. there were many exhibits and stuff for the kids (which is the part i really loved). We went upstairs and they had physics/practical learning tools. There are lots of tours given on any particular day so i would recommend going earlier so you can avoid the rush. In all, its a great place, and is very cheap (free for students) so go get some knowledge!