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

17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day

Join us this April Break for our Annual Astronomy & Space Day!


Astronomy and Telescopes - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
The Amateur Observer’s Society (AOS) and other local Astronomy Clubs will be here to help us celebrate with solar telescopes, digitarium programs (star lab) and demos.

Hands-On Science Zones - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
There will also be three hands-on science activities that will grow your understanding of the expanding universe: Space Guess Quest – test your knowledge of celestial objects; Static Electricity – Build an Electroscope and test for invisible forces; and Expanding Universe – See how the universe is ever expanding.

Space: A Journey to Our Future & Apollo Artifacts Exhibit - Daily, 9:30-5:00 pm, Space Gallery, Free with Museum Admission
This immersive exhibit takes you from the dawn of man’s earliest visions of space exploration to the heroic achievements of the past, the unfolding discoveries of today, and the frontiers of the universe that lie ahead. Paired with our large collection of Apollo artifacts, will be on exhibit through August 2019.

Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut - 1pm & 3pm, Dome Theater, Separate Admission Required
Plaza Theatrical Productions presents Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut live onstage in the Dome Theater! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure in space as live musical theater with audience participation comes to the Cradle!

Make and Take Activities - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
- Create your own puzzles of the Lunar and Command Modules that went to the moon
- Create a star wheel to help you locate the constellations in the night sky
- Trace the stars and find out if you see what they saw centuries ago
- Put together a book of Latin American constellations