Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass - SAVE $21.50

Available with: FLEX Pass, Day Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $21.50 | Child $14.95

Mardi Gras World

Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947. On the tour, you’ll be paired up with a knowledgeable guide who takes the mask off of Mardi Gras.

This all-access opportunity winds you through the massive studio, where artists and architects build Mardi Gras floats from the ground up. You’ll learn about the history of this unique and festive tradition, going beyond its reputation to get a deeper understanding of the REAL Mardi Gras.

The whole family will love touring the space where our artisans create show-stopping floats for more than 40 parades each year. This New Orleans tour is an experience you’ll want to document.

There are so many photo opportunities in front of floats, with props, or wearing a traditional Mardi Gras costume, so don’t forget to bring your camera! And bring your appetite, too: every tour comes with a slice of King Cake (which is a real delicacy, as it’s hard to find out of season!).

Mardi Gras World with The Sightseeing Pass

  • Authentic Mardi Gras experience all year round
  • See what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life
  • An experience you’ll want to document

What You Get

Sightseeing Pass grants you free admission to Mardi Gras World

Hours & Admission


Daily: 9:00am-5:30pm
(First tour begins at 9:30am, last tour beginning at 4:00pm.)
Tours run every 30 minutes.

Please note: Mardi Gras World is temporarily closed until further notice.

How To Redeem

You must present your Pass at the Gift Shop when you arrive for the tour. Your Pass must be used while it is still valid.

Getting There

Mardi Gras World

1380 Port Of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130 + Hop-on Hop-off Stop 16


    Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops

    • Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour - Stop 16 (MARDI GRAS WORLD - 1380 Port of New Orleans Blvd.)

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