Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Learn about the significance of the festival, the work that goes into organizing it every year, the history of the krewes and parades, and see the floats, props, and costumes that Blaine Kern Studios has built every year since 1947. It doesn't matter if you have missed the actual Mardi Gras festival because, at Mardi Gras World, the fun is year round.
Get up-close to the history and making of this famous Carnival the way most people don’t. Also kid-friendly, Mardi Gras World is a fun way for the whole family to learn about the culture of New Orleans. Whether your group is looking for a day-trip destination or you are in town for a family reunion, church trip, senior adult group, or corporate retreat, Mardi Gras World is a one-stop attraction that encompasses the flamboyant spirit of New Orleans.
Take a picture in front of the floats or get your group to dress up in some of the Mardi Gras costumes and masks. Stop by the gift shop for some authentic Mardi Gras memorabilia to commemorate your trip or have lunch at the indoor/outdoor cafe. Tours of the museum are about one hour and are offered daily, all year round.
Mardi Gras World is also the location of many yearly events such as the Royal Family Ball ‘Masquerage’ and the annual NOLA New Year’s Party. Concerts, art exhibitions, and festivals are scheduled at Mardi Gras World regularly so there’s always something to see. The venue may be booked for your event as well, for private or public use.
Bring your group, large or small, over to Mardi Gras World and experience the spirit of New Orleans’ largest historical and most popular festival.