- $22 for admission for adults
- $14 for children ages 2-12
- $17 for miltary, students, and seniors
Tours are currently self-guided with informational signage prominently placed throughout the studio, allowing our guests to spread out and distance.
Hours of Operation
Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 5:30pm,
with the first admission beginning at 9:00 am and last admission at 4:30pm.
Self-guided tours begin every half hour with a video presentation.
Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas and Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Easter and Mardi Gras Day.
Ask about our free shuttle. (shuttle not available for large groups).
Experience Mardi Gras
Since 1947, our artists and craftsmen have designed and built the oldest and biggest parade floats and attractions for each Mardi Gras season, with over 500 floats built and decorated each year. When you begin your Mardi Gras World tour, you’ll get an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans before our guides take you through our float den, where our artists work year-round to build spectacular floats and props. You never get this close to the floats while they’re rolling in Mardi Gras parades, and this is certainly the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year. When you’re sightseeing in New Orleans or looking for fascinating tours in New Orleans, this is something you just can’t miss. Come see where the Mardi Gras magic is made!