Part of the Audubon Institute which includes the Aquarium, this museum is dedicated to the Insect world and includes some really amazing specimens, with easy to read info and close encounters at the end with a butterfly garden with flying butterflies all around you---kids will love this part....
Adults $16 Kids $11 very much worth it!
We parked at a lot about 2 blocks away $9 for 3 hours.
Holy Name of Mary Church (boy that's a mouthful!) has 75 beautiful stained glass windows in a 1929 Tudor-Gothic cathedral where all are welcome to come visit---while walking past on a neighborhood stroll, a parishoner tried to get me and my wife to come in and see the glorious windows....
Across from a great spot for breakfast or lunch--Tout de Suite
The church has lovely bells which chime during the day./
Algiers Point has alot to offer to a neighborhood walk---cute houses, some in disrepair, some gorgeously decorated, some cute places to stop in for a cup of great coffee or tea or a beer, some cool named streets (Barney Bigard was a local saxophonist/clarinetist born Albany Leon Bigard from nearby La Nouvelle, Louisiana (1906-1980)), also some cool artist studios.
We drove by this house on the free shuttle van to Mardi Gras World. The driver said we'd get in free with the wrist band that showed we had paid the admission to Mardi Gras World, and that we could then get picked up for a return trip to the ferry right outside.
But really, the folklore voodoo museum/gift ship is free for everyone because they let us in even though we didn't pay admission to Mardi Gras World.
We decided not to take the shuttle back to the ferry, but to walk, and we did go in here. They sell "Evil Away Uglies", but we didn't buy any. I read that descendents of Marie Laveau held meetings to learn her mysterious practices here and that tours/readings also available
We didn't wait for the van to pick us up - we just climbed up on the levee and walked back to the ferry dock. It isn't far.
When we found out that the Price of these tours was
Children 11 and under: $7.25
Student with college or high school ID $11.00
[All tours include free King Cake & Coffee]
we decided not to take the tour. I don't know how good it is. I have been told that it was boring. The tour starts with a movie.
Doors open: 9:30 a.m. Last Tour: 4:30 p.m.
According to the website: .. you can dress up in authentic, ornate carnival costumes. Visitors tap into their imaginations, as the ladies don sequined headdresses, gowns, and the gentlemen wear regal coats of armor, imagine yourself as a noble king or queen of the ball!
During the self-guided portion of your tour, you'll enter a maze of amazing props of all sizes. In one area, heaps of props await repair, and you'll see artists, painters, and sculptors creating before your very eyes. A 15-foot torso of the lovely and captivating Cleopatra stands nearby.
Follow the yellow arrows to next "den" (float artists' warehouse). It's a big carpentry and paint shop, where workers build and decorate sensational floats. For each "krewe" (club), artists paint each float with brightly-colored themed scenes. Gold and silver foil on the sides of the floats glisten and flutter in the breeze. The floats appear as colorful and animated as any imaginative Hollywood movie, with strings of lights tracing their outlines to illuminate them at night.
This is general information about
Mardi Gras World ....
There are daily tours that take you
through this once-forbidden location
inside New Orleans where Mardi Gras
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Pictures to be added of Mardi Gras
World under things to do tips ....
On your walkies around the neighborhood, check out this traditional New Orleans house and its history----the plaque explains the whole history very well----free stuff is always appreciated!