Carnival Time Around the Museum: Tips for Your Trip to the Museum this Mardi Gras
As Carnival season builds up over the next week down here in New Orleans, the fun will be drumming down the streets right near the Museum, and it may affect your visit to the Museum.
Whether you’re a history buff or a parade-goer, we’ve got some tips for your Carnival Time trip to the Museum.
- Plan carefully for when and how you’re making your trip to the Museum.
- On the weekend of February 6-7, parades will be rolling day and night near the Museum, as well as parades on the evenings of February 3-5 and 8. You may find it impossible to park or get caught in parade traffic if you’re not careful. Tip: Beat the traffic, and arrive at the Museum before the parades roll.
- Be sure to read the signs carefully before you park! Especially if you’re parking on the street. Avoid parking under “Parade Route” signs. You may get towed if there’s a parade set for that day.
- Come see us while you’re at the parades!
- Escape the beads, and learn some history. We’re just a block off Lee Circle, and our restaurant The American Sector will have Mardi Gras food and drink specials, a real bathroom, and some seats waiting for you. Looking for a quick snack? Pop into Jeri Nim’s Soda Shop for a bite!
- If it looks like a rainy day out on the parade route, consider staying dry in the Museum.
- Our newest exhibits Road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo are pretty spectacular. And according to Architectural Digest, our US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center is just one of 16 spots not to miss in New Orleans.
- Have fun on Mardi Gras Day, and remember that we’re closed for it on Tuesday February 9, 2016.
For more information on Mardi Gras Parades Schedules and Routes, click here.
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