Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile Carnival Museum

Celebrating for over 300 years

  • Witness the pomp and pageantry of past coronations

  • Browse a pictorial gallery historical photographs of dating back to 1886. 

  • Experience a behind-the-mask view of the street party by climbing aboard a rocking float. 

  • Discover the art of costume design and float construction.

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of carnival. 

  • Take a picture as royalty.

  • See firsthand the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters, and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs.  

  • View videos of parades and balls.

Admission Information

General Admission:

$8.00

Student Tours & Children (12 and Under):

$3.00

Military, Students w/ ID, AAA, AARP:

$6.00

Hours of Operation

OPEN

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CLOSED

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

HOLIDAY OBSERVATIONS

Ash Wednesday (Feb 14)

Good Friday (March 29)

Memorial Day (May 27)

Independence Day (July 4)

Labor Day (Sept 2nd)

Thanksgiving (Nov 28-29)

Christmas (Dec 25)

New Year (Jan 1)

Parking & Accessibility

Accessibility:

The museum is wheelchair accessible on 2 of the 3 levels.

Parking:

Complimentary parking at the on-site lot.

Directions:

Click here for Directions

The Museum will be closed for Observance of the following Holidays:

Ash Wednesday (Feb 14)

Good Friday (March 29)

Memorial Day (May 27)

Independence Day (July 4)

Labor Day (Sept 2nd)

Thanksgiving (Nov. 28-29)

Christmas (Dec 25)

New Year (Jan. 1)

Current Exhibit...

Carnival Through the Eyes of a Child:

The Youthful Experience of Mardi Gras in Mobile

Display - Eyesof a child

Carnival is Mobile’s greatest living tradition. The single most important characteristic of Carnival in the Port City is that it is a family affair. Truly multigenerational in nature, Carnival, with Mardi Gras at its height, engages the hearts and minds of toddlers and grandparents alike. What binds all experiences of Mobile Carnival into one magical whole is that its is child-friendly. Carnival Through the Eyes of a Child: The Youthful Experience of Mardi Gras in Mobile celebrates many ways in which Mobile’s smallest of residents make the biggest of impacts during the Port City’s most beloved time of year.

The thirteenth exhibit in the Mobile Carnival Museum’s thematic series, Carnival Through the Eyes of a Child: The Youthful Experience of Mardi Gras in Mobile is the first exhibit dedicated to child and teenage engagement with Mardi Gras. Looking at both the royal and court sides of Carnival, the show examines fifteen traditions, organizations, roles, and activities through which Mobile’s youngest citizens partake in and contribute to the Port City’s most important annual celebration.

Mystic Series

Explore Mobile’s eighty plus mystic societies through special exhibits……

Thematic Series

Experience the traditions and personalities that define Carnival in Mobile……

Gallery & Virtual Tour

See the festive and memorable events hosted at the Mobile Carnival Museum...