Nunley's Historic Carousel

41 horses and a lion await you on this legendary, over 100 year old, beautifully restored carousel.

Historic Nunley's Carousel

Nunley's Carousel is located in its own building adjacent to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Museum Row. 

Admission is $2.00 per rider and everyone on the carousel is required to have a ticket!

Nunley’s Carousel was created in 1912 by the Stein and Goldstein Artistic Carousell Co. of Brooklyn New York. The carousel was installed on the Brooklyn waterfront in Canarsie’s Golden City Park where it was known as “Murphy’s” carousel and operated for 26 years. in the Spring of 1940, it reopened as Nunley's Carousel in Baldwin NY. Nunley’s closed in 1995 and was purchased by Nassau County. Re-opened in its new home on Museum Row in 2009, the carousel has been painstakingly restored to its former glory.

Murphy's Carousel became Nunley's Carousel

February Break Family Activities

Monday-Friday, February 18-22, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
February Break Family Activities

Join us this February Recess as we celebrate National Engineering Week with two fun make-and-take activities for young visitors!

Engineers Wanted! Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineer Week (or EWeek) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.


Mars Rover!
Look ahead at NASA’s footprint in space on the Red Planet by acting as engineers to construct your own mini-foam Mars Rover.

Life on Mars is different from Earth. It is colder, drier, and windier; one thing we do have in common are quakes. When we go to colonize Mars, we have to make sure our buildings can withstand the mars-quakes. Come and see if you have the right ideas to build a habitat suitable for Mars. You will be able to design, build, and test out your ideas with coffee stirrers and marshmallows!

Activities are FREE with Museum Admission and run daily from 12-4 PM.