Thunder Falls, a family raft ride, debuts this summer at Roaring Springs Waterpark in Meridian, Idaho. (877) 420-7529, roaringsprings.com.
Timberline Lodge: The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon, by Sarah Baker Munro, documents the construction and preservation of the 72-year-old Mount Hood landmark. $35. (800) 827-5622, timberpress.com.
Get close to 20 Humboldt penguins at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. A new habitat includes kid-size "climb-in" burrows and rocky pools that replicate the birds' Peruvian home. (206) 548-2500, zoo.org.
This article was first published in July 2009. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.