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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

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Columbus Day Weekend, October 12-14, 2019
Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Experience 100 years of aerospace history with over 75 air and spacecraft, from Charles Lindbergh's first plane to an actual Lunar Module. Be sure to check-out our Apollo artifact exhibit - the largest currently on display anywhere! Kids will love the dozens of hands-on exhibits and cockpits to climb into in every gallery. Guided tours (free with museum admission) launch from our atrium from 12-3 pm on Saturday and Sunday (sign-up upon arrival).

Giant Screen Dome Theater
The National Geographic Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater provides a unique immersive learning experience. Our full-dome theater brings you movies and films that will take you to places you've only dreamt of going. The 70mm film format is 10 times the size of a conventional film frame and is the highest quality in the world.

Some of our films and shows currently playing:
Volcanos: The Fires of Creation
Backyard Wilderness
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Apollo 11 First Steps
You can find the complete theater schedule here.

Museum Store
No trip to the Cradle is complete without a visit to the Museum Store! Stop in or SHOP ONLINE and browse our unique collection of aviation and space gifts and souvenirs. All proceeds directly support museum exhibitions, programs, education and more. We greatly appreciate your support!

Nunley's Carousel
41 horses and a lion await you on this legendary, over 100-year-old, beautifully restored carousel. Nunley's Carousel is located in its own building adjacent to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Museum Row. Open from 12-5.