For many people, when they think of New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras. Sadly, we all know that Mardi Gras is just a brief couple of week in the winter. But the Mardi Gras museum in New Orleans allows us all the get a little taste of carnival any time we want. Sunnie and I went recently and we LOVED it. It was so much fun to see all the artists at work on their projects and seeing the amazing technology involved is also very cool. I think that Mardi Gras World can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike and if you have a creative student in your life it’s a great way to see how artists work. Here are a few things you should know before you go.
Buying Tickets to Mardi Gras World
Tickets can be purchased in advance or when you get there. I often see deals and discounts available so definitely check out TripShock and whatnot to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal. (affiliate link)
Parking at Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World had plenty of parking available directly in front of their building. Like most lots in New Olreans, however, there is a fee. If you are staying in a hotel they do have a shuttle that will come and pick you up.
How Long does the Tour at Mardi Gras World Take?
It took us about an hour to watch the movie and then make our way through the self-guided tour. I assume kids could either move very slow or very fast depending on the type of child you have. I liked that it was self-guided because we could go back and look at things if we wanted and we felt like we had run of the place.
Mardi Gras World in located in the City of New Orleans so be sure to check ahead of time to see if any Covid restrictions are in place.
I didn’t not bring anyone with me in a wheelchair, but I do try to be on the lookout for issues and I didn’t see any reason why a person who uses a wheelchair couldn’t easily navigate the tour. The entire tour was on flat ground. It had been raining for a few days when we went and there were a lot of puddles on the floor. That might be a factor for someone using a walker.
Everyone who visits Mardi Gras World is given a slice of King Cake to try. This is just something to prepare for if you have food allergies and prefer not to eat food from other people’s kitchens. King cake is traditionally full of wheat, eggs, and milk, and they are typically baked in kitchens that also use nut products.