Skippy's Picks


AUGUST 1-31, 11 AM-3:30 PM: Cool down while learning wild facts about water at the Children's Museum of Manhattan's outdoor CITY SPLASH. There are boats to race, water wheels to operate and waterpaints, among other marvelous moist activities (don't go on a rainy day, though). Children's Museum is located in The Tisch Building at 212 W. 83rd Street in Manhattan.

AUGUST 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 9 AM - 1 PM : Why not have a SUMMER AQUATIC ADVENTURE at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island? Every week features programs for all ages, taking you behind the scene and into the deep.
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AUGUST 14, 6 PM: Take your parents on a romantic sunset cruise – to see
the amazing herons in New York Harbor. The New York City Audubon is offering SUNSET ECOTOURS on NY Water Taxis every other Saturday in July, for $20 a grownup head and $10 for kids under 12. The ecotours leave from the South Street Seaport and head either down past the Statue of Liberty to Hoffman and Swinburne Islands or up past the Brooklyn Bridge to the North and South Brother Islands. Grab your binoculars and call NY Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or go to for reservations.

AUGUST 20, 12 PM - 4 PM: The Magic School Bus will be parked at the Main Museum Shop of the American Museum of Natural History today, which means that performers who look alot like the characters you might have seen in books or on TV will be wandering around telling wacky tales of adventure and science. The entrance of the museum is on W. 79th Street just west of Central Park West.

AUGUST 20-21: It's another BUTTERFLY BLAST WEEKEND at the Bronz Zoo in honor of their new Butterfly Garden. There will be performers, storytellers and scientists all celebrating those delicate, beautiful bugs. Head to for more info.