LA, New Orleans > Museums
10/13/2019 ~ 10/19/2019

Mardi Gras World Admission & Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

Use coupon code MARDIGRAS and receive 10% off. Complimentary shuttle pickup!

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
  • Enjoy a free slice of King Cake, a New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • 1-hour guided tour of Mardi Gras World
  • Slice of King Cake
  • 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.
  • Mardi Gras World will close at 2 pm (last tour begins at 1 pm) on Christmas Eve as well as the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Fat Tuesday.
  • 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 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, with the first tour beginning at 9:30 am and the last tour beginning at 4:30 pm.
  • 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. 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.


Mardi Gras World Admission & Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

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about 2 hours ago
Very interesting tour. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Shuttle driver very friendly and helpful.
Christine R
Super Interesting and loved that there was a shuttle
about 30 days ago
With a group of 8 it was nice to get the shuttle to take us all to the museum. Our tour group was smaller and the tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was a nice way to spend a few hours on a Monday morning.
Sharon R
Interesting and Educational
about 1 month ago
The tour was very interesting and educational. They handle people very well with quick throughput so you are not waiting long for anything. Loved having the shuttle and air conditioning.
Linda C
Mardi Gras world
about 1 month ago
Was cool to see how the parade floats are made. If you are into crafts or art this is a tour you will enjoy. The complementary ride to and from was a bonus. The negatives we had .....This tour is in a warehouse so be advised there is no air conditioning so it was hot inside when we were there. The guide was not as funny or attractive as he thought he was. A self guided tour would of been just as good for us.
Crystal C