Tour the float-making business, see Mardi Gras floats up close and learn about the artistry and technology involved in staging a Carnival parade. The guided tour includes the screening of an exclusive Mardi Gras video and a refreshment break with king cake. The facility also includes a restaurant with a view of the Mississippi River. Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.). (Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Mardi Gras.) Admission $19.95 adults, $15.95 seniors and students with college ID, $12.95 children ages 2-11, free for children 2 and younger.