Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly Mardi Gras fun. Activities include a bounce house, arts and crafts, fire trucks and police vehicles, story times, interactive displays by local artists, a dress-up Mardi Gras-style area, and face painting, mask and crown making and more. This is an alcohol-free event.
Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. The children's parade begins at 3 p.m.
Free. At Soulard Market Park.
More information: stlmardigras.org
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
The Magic House is offering the opportunity to enjoy private playtime in a special exhibit area of The Magic House or MADE for Kids before opening to the public! You choose the location and up to 10 family members or friends to enjoy your private morning. Stay and play after in the rest of the museum. Reservations must be made in advance.
Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Make a special visit to The Magic House and enjoy a sneak peek of Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit while it's under construction! Plus, you'll get to meet Buddy, the star of Dinosaur Train in a private meet and greet.
Plan your visit to Snow Town, an outdoor adventure at The Magic House complete with a Snowball Carnival, featuring whimsical winter outdoor games, a variety of snowball-themed carnival booths, snowball putt putt and lots more! This completely outdoor experience is SNOW much fun!