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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  • Fort Walton Beach, FL Aug 13 2017 01:30pm

    Andy was awesome!

    We toured Mardi Gras world for about an or 2 and we learned quite a bit onto how the floats were made, we even saw a 15 min movie that gives us the history of how Mardi Gras World came about. This location is at the port right on the Mississippi River, they have seating outside and you can relax and look at the water. The artist, let me just say WOW. You will have to go on this tour to see what kinda WOW it is, dont wanna give it away. The check in counter employees were very accomidating, they also have a gift shop as well.. We go again when returning to NOLA..

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  • sherrice robinson USA Aug 4 2017 04:09pm

    Great time at Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World was a great tour. I enjoyed trying on some of the costumes and taking photos. I also enjoyed the short educational video that gave us a brief history of Mardi Gras which ended with piece of king cake. The tour allowed you to walk through the building and see floats from previous parades and see the artist working on future floats. The tour guide was energetic and very informative, however I just wished we were able to get on the floats and get up close view. However I do understand that they are costly and need to be preserved.

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  • WILLIAM USA Jun 29 2017 02:45pm

    Simply Marvelous!

    Don't miss this when you visit New Orleans! Incredible artistic productions with years of history. Watch them in action and see a huge warehouse of floats on your own.

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  • Linda Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Apr 24 2017 03:01pm

    Very informative tour

    We had a great time at Mardi Gras World. Using the shuttle was simple, the tour started promptly, the guide was loud enough for everyone to hear and clearly loved her job. She was a local and showed her excitement of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. It was cool to see the employees/artists/designers working on projects right in front of us. The floats were amazing and we got to watch them taking this year's floats apart and moving pieces around to get ready for next year's floats. Overall, a very good tour!

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  • MICHALLE MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada Mar 21 2017 01:26pm

    Short and Sweet

    Amazing! A lot of information in a short time. Guide was great! Be sure to catch the shuttle to get there.

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  • Shelley Huntsville, Alabama, USA Mar 17 2017 10:40pm

    Mardi Gras World is a must see!

    Mardi Gras World was fun and very informative. We enjoyed seeing the floats and artifacts up close as well as work in progress. 2-3 hours is all you need from start to finish.

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  • David Parker Corinth, Mississippi, USA Jan 4 2017 04:03pm

    Good deal!

    We bought tickets to Mardi Gra World. The free shuttle was a nice touch and the tour was interesting. Very glad we did it.

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  • Jason Minneola, Florida, USA Nov 15 2016 09:10am

    Mardi Gras World

    Had a great time at Mardi Gras world. Very interesting and informative since we really didn't understand how or why Mardi Gras worked. It's a must do.

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  • Ashley Brewer St. Charles, Missouri, USA Oct 15 2016 12:56pm

    Terrific Tour

    The Mardi Gras World Tour was awesome. My family loved it. It was so interesting learning about what all goes into creating the floats for the Mardi Gras Parades. It is a must see.

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  • Central FL Jul 10 2016 08:53am

    Fun Visit for the entire family!

    I have always loved going to parades and seeing all the amazing floats and visiting Mardi Gras World was an amazing way to get a glance behind the scenes of some of the coolest floats around! They tell you the history behind Mardi Gras and even have costumes you can dress up in and take photos with. Then they serve you some yummy king cake before heading into the float room where you can see them making floats right in front of your eyes. Definitely recommend this for people of all ages!

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