New Orleans, LA > Museums
07/14/2020 ~ 07/20/2020

Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

 New Orleans, LA
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Come see where Mardi Gras is made! This is the only a tour that offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. The fantastical floats are handcrafted by NOLA artists all year long and are the highlight of the party during parade season. This hour-long tour allows visitors to see take a sneak peek at the newest designs! Learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras!

Activity Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • See the 3-D digital fabricator that carves out the Mardi Gras float props
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • Self-guided tour of Mardi Gras World
  • Shuttle transportation from Downtown New Orleans or the French Quarter
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and, of course, Mardi Gras Day.
  • Summer hours for Mardi Gras World begin June 1st. Tour hours: 10:30am to 4:30pm with the last self guided tour beginning at 3:30pm.
  • Mardi Gras World will close at 4:30 pm (last tour begins at 3:30 pm)
  • Throughout Mardi Gras festivities, complimentary shuttle pick up will vary day to day due to parades, but Mardi Gras World will do their best to accommodate all on the routes they are able to access.
Additional information
  • Mardi Gras world is open 7 days a week, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, with our first tour beginning at 11:00 am and our last tour beginning at 3:30 pm.
  • Mardi Gras tours begin every half hour and last for approximately one hour.
  • Mardi Gras World has self-guided tour brochures available in 6 different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Mandarin).
  • French tours available upon special request.
  • Gift shop on site.
  • Children under 2 are free.
  • Restrooms available.
  • Mardi Gras World is handicap friendly. Courtesy wheelchairs are available onsite for use, first come first serve.
  • Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle with designated pick-ups downtown and in the French Quarter. Please call 504-361-7821 to request pickup.
Cancellation policy

Once the voucher is redeemed at Mardi Gras World your ticket(s) is valid for one day only. It may be redeemed for any day other than the selected date of arrival. Online tickets are non-refundable after they have been redeemed. Customer may cancel their ticket order prior to the selected date for a full refund minus a $5 service fee.


1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

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Mardi Gras World

about 29 days ago
I know this experience would have been much better, I’m sure it’s only because the country was just coming out of quarantine from COVID-19. However I was very impressed.
Cristina H


about 4 months ago
Shuttle service was awesome and seeing the floats and the process of making them was a blast. Good time for all ages.

A taste of Marci Gras

about 4 months ago
We enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes look at creating the imagery of Mardi Gras and corporate projects.
Debbie M

Mardi Gras World

about 4 months ago
Wonderful art projects. Interesting culture
Yuxuan X