Thru Nov 18
Skies Alive: Bird Migration in the Garden State
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3700 . Get a close-up look at New Jersey’s ecosystems through the eyes of a migrating bird in this interactive exhibit. The exhibit follows the Red Knot, the Bobolink and other migrating birds as they make their unbelievable trek north passing through New Jersey. The two birds are among 320 species and millions of birds that pass through New Jersey as part of their migration along the Atlantic Flyway navigational route.
Thru Sep 2
New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens, 718-699-0005 . Explore animation from concept to finished product — from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibition, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum. Ages 4 and older. While there, explore the outdoor Science Playground and play a game of Rocket Park Mini Golf, open weather permitting. Special family activities and presentations most weekends.
Thru Sep 3
In the Dark
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, 201-253-1310 . What goes bump in the dark? Lots of interesting creatures! Walk through dim dioramas of the deep ocean floor, a nighttime forest, a cave and more, and see what you can spot.