The Mobile Carnival Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of carnival in Mobile. The museum opened in 2005 from the generosity of many benefactors. Through the years, the museum has established itself as a one-of-a-kind museum, showcasing the rich traditions associated with Mardi Gras. Visitors can experience Mardi Gras year-round in both static and quarterly exhibits, each offering educational, historical and artistic components of carnival. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted.