Here's how Nickelodeon Universe is celebrating its 10th birthday

The indoor theme park opened this week in 2008.
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Want to feel old? It's been 10 years since Nickelodeon Universe opened at the Mall of America.

Yes, this week marks a decade since the giant theme park that dominates the center of the Mall of America threw open its doors to the public.

It came two years after the MOA parted ways with the beloved Camp Snoopy, which had resided at the megamall since it opened in 1992, after failing to come to an extended agreement with the MOA. 

It remains one of the most popular attractions in Minnesota, featuring 27 rides including rollercoasters and Nickelodeon character-themed rides like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock.

The State of Minnesota still claims its the largest indoor theme park in the world – though since opening it has been usurped by not one, but two amusement parks in Dubai.

How is it celebrating?

The day to get to the MOA will be this coming Saturday, when it holds a 10-hour birthday event mainly in the Rotunda.

It's promising fun, entertainment, "and of course, SLIME" for those attending.

Here's the full schedule (events are in the Rotunda unless otherwise stated.)

10 a.m. Opener at the Rotunda

Music, treats, announcements, giveaways, character appearances and a parade in the park hosted by Nickelodeon’s DJ Boogie.

11 a.m. Coloring Sweepstakes

At Crayola Experience, with music and prizes on offer as kids color their favorite Nickelodeon characters.

Noon: Cupcakes + Performance by NUNNABOVE

The first 1,000 guests will receive a special cupcake in honor of the birthday. There will also be a live performance by NUNNABOVE.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Double Dare Challenge: Birthday Edition

In West Market square, audience members can go through "messy obstacle course" and answer trivia questions – the winners get slimed...

2 p.m.: Double Dutch Jump rope

Rosemount Double Dutch Club show off their jump roping moves and teach guests some tricks to try on their own.

3 p.m.: Slime Making

Learn how to make your own slime.

5 p.m.: Ninja Turtle Takeover

Meet the Turtles and watch the latest TMNT episodes. The first 1,000 guests get a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask.

6 p.m.: Stefon Diggs Meet + Greet and Sliming

Let's hope the slime is off by the time he's catching Kirk Cousins throws 

7 – 9:30 p.m.: Rock and Ride Dance Party

DJ Boogie will hold the dance celebration by the south entrance of Nickelodeon Universe.

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