Enjoy the world's largest costumed pet parade, a family friendly part of St. Louis' Soulard Mardi Gras celebration. See adorable pet in amusing and whimsical costumes, or dress up your own pooch and participate. Registration for those who wish to participate begins at 10 a.m. (registration fee is $10), and the parade, which is free to watch, begins at 1 p.m. at 12th and Allen. All proceeds benefit the Open Door Animal Sanctuary.
More information: stlmardigras.org
The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.