Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is February 12. In the next couple of weeks there will be parades in places such as Kemah, Galveston, Lake Charles, New Orleans, and Mobile. To get in the Mardi Gras spirit, children ages 4-12 can make a Mardi Gras shoebox float on Monday, January 28 at 4:30 pm. We will have shoeboxes and lots of beads, stickers, colorful streamers and other items to decorate a float.
After the float is made, we will collect them to put them on display in the Children's Department through February 12. After February 12, children are welcome to claim their float and bring it home to keep. Tickets are required for this program. They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. For more information, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.