Meet up with mermaids

Weekends just got a little more magical at Sea Life Aquarium. Live mermaids will perform underwater among the sea turtles, sharks and fish that dwell in the ocean-like tank. See the merry maids swim through the reefs and plants during two performances. Those wanting to get up close without getting wet can attend a meet and greet with mermaids. While there, check out other exhibits such as “Mysteries of the Rainforest,” home to the colorful poison dart frog and red-bellied piranha, and “Seahorse Kingdom,” home of the playful creatures that are a member of the Syngathiadae family. (10:30 a.m.-4:30 Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 5. $17.49-$32.48. Mall of America, Bloomington. visitsealife.com.)

MELISSA WALKER