The amusement park near the Como Zoo and Conservatory is now open and home to more than 18 interactive rides and attractions. Splash Zone, the interactive water play area, opens this weekend. New this simmer is the Soaring Eagle, a zip-line attraction that will open in June and soar riders 85 feet in the air for a panoramic view of the park. (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon. 1325 Aida Pl., St. Paul. 651-487-2121. See for price details.)


Go inside the film series for a touring experience at Mall of America that features interactive activities for kids of all ages. Climb aboard a re-creation of Captain Gutt's ice-ship and play games in the "Ice Age" carnival. View highlights from the movie franchise and meet costumed characters like Sid the sloth. (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. $5-$12. Level four, Mall of America, I-494 and Cedar Av. S., Bloomington. 952-883-8810.