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

Race to the Moon Student Video Contest

Submit by April 1, 2019
Race to the Moon Student Video Contest

The Cradle of Aviation is invites all young people in grades 6-12 to submit a 2-3 minute video describing their vision of how our journey into space evolved from science fiction to the real world exploration of space.

Submitted videos will be judged on the basis of clarity, creativity, thoughtfulness, originality, and appeal of the submitter’s vision.

The video submission period begins November 14, 2018 and concludes on April 1, 2019.

A grand-prize winner will be selected from all entries and a first place, second place and third place winner will be selected for each grade level. Each entry will receive a certificate of participation. Grand prize winner will receive a prize package, including a one year Cradle of Aviation Museum family membership, valued at over $150.00.

• Open to all young people in grades 6-12.
• Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.
• Length of the video must be between 2-3 minutes long.
• Videos may be real or animated.
• Sources of information & materials used (i.e. music) should be properly acknowledged & credited in the video.
• To submit a video, upload it to a video site like YouTube or Vimeo and email a link to (between November 30, 2018 and April 1, 2019) along with your name(s), grade and parent's contact info.
• Submission grants the Cradle of Aviation Museum permission to display the video in the museum and on their website and social media channels.

For Inspiration:
Watch: JFK's "We choose to go to the Moon" address.
Watch: George Melies 1902 film "Le voyage dans la Lune."