Mardi Gras World Admission

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There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but only the Mardi Gras World tour offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. Our knowledgeable guides take the mask off Mardi Gras with an all-access tour, winding through the massive studio where these magnificent floats are built from the ground up. The hour long tour is fun for all ages and with our convenient shuttle service, transportation to our facility is easy from top tourist destinations. Unlike many attractions in the city, we are open 7 days a week and are completely indoors- perfect for that rainy day. Come learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras!

Activity Highlights
→ Behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras
→ Free slice of King Cake
→ Our attraction includes complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility
→ Enjoy a beautiful view of the Mississippi River on our relaxing Plaza Area

Booking Details:

Once the E-voucher has been purchased online, be sure to have your voucher available on your mobile phone to show when you arrive along with a valid photo ID. (If you do not have a mobile/smart phone to show voucher then you will need to have printed copy of your voucher.)

Departure Details
Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week 9:30am - 5:30pm with tours running every 30min (last tour starts at 4:30pm) and lasting about an hour. Click the Book Now button and check the calendar for the dates you are wanting to visit, while tickets are not date sensitive when purchased you can see if the museum is open on the dates you are planning to come. Closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter and Mardi Gras Day.

Duration: Varies

● 1hr narrated tour
● Slice of king cake

● Mask Making (optional)

Parking is available in Lot J in front of our building, for a $10 fee

Additional Information
● Check-out our newly installed 3-D Digital Fabricator that carves out and shapes the Mardi Gras float props
● We have self-guided tour brochures available in 6 different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Mandarin)
● We offer Mask-Making in our Gift Shop area from 11:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Friday. Following your tour, you can work directly with our artists to create your own Mardi Gras Mask Souvenir!
● Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle with designated pick-ups downtown and in the French Quarter. Please call the number on your voucher to request pickup.
● Children under 2 are complimentary.
● We are located at the foot of Henderson Street, in the Central Business District. It is on the south end of the Convention Center.

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.
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  • Sandy USA about 29 days ago

    nice tour

    The only suggestion I would make is that there wasn't enough time to look at the finished floats. Other than that it was very good.

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  • Adrian USA about 2 months ago

    Fun day at Mardi Gras World

    Very fun and informative. Got some great pictures.

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  • Marianne Martz USA about 2 months ago


    Saw the workings of the Mardi Gras floats. Artists are very creative. Shuttle was a perk. Not interactive. Would have enjoyed creating something. Better video—more description needed

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  • Judith Cucinotta USA about 3 months ago

    Good rainy day activity

    An interesting way to see what goes into preparing for Mardi Gras. Loved the convenience of the free shuttle bus that picked us up and brought us back. Informative film first, then a tour guide brings you through the warehouse to see floats from past Mardi Gras. You can spend as much time as you like in the warehouse after the tour and are encouraged to take pictures.

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  • Laurie USA about 3 months ago

    Fun place to visit

    A great tour of the facility that makes so many of the parade floats for Mardi Gras. You'll learn about the history of the holiday, the company, and the technology behind what goes into these amazing creations. Our tour guide was very good. Lots of really fun photo ops as well! Very enjoyable and educational.

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  • GLENNIS USA about 4 months ago

    Very informative tour

    Learned there is a whole lot more that Mardi Gras World does than just one parade each year.

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  • Kathy USA about 8 months ago

    Fascinating Place to Visit

    If one can't attend the real deal, at least touring Mardi Gras World gives you a sense of what the event is all about. The staff have great stories to share and the history behind the scenes is very interesting. We also got to see some of the artists at work on new parade creations and that was fun.

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  • Shannon USA about 12 months ago

    Interworkings of Mardi Gras Parades

    Interesting tour

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  • Lynn Hinsdale, Illinois, USA about 1 year ago

    Mardi Gras World

    We had a deliteful visit at mardi Gras World. Pick us services was a bite slow. The driver was very kind and informative.

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  • Pedro Roselle, New Jersey, USA about 1 year ago


    If you like watching the show "HOWS IT DONE", then this is for you. My family and I enjoyed seen a behind the scene of what steps are taken to make Mardi Gras happen.

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