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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

Teacher Appreciation Day

Monday, October 14, 2019
9:30 am5:00 pm
Teacher Appreciation Day


This Columbus Day, October 14, 2019, the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is showing teacher appreciation to NYS Educators with:

• Free Admission to the Museum for up to four (4) people
• Includes a free viewing of a Dome Theater movie like our newest film Volcanoes
• 15% Museum Store Discount

Go on an adventure and experience something new with family and friends. Let our Cradle educators take the wheel, so you can enjoy a fun day at the museum. Pre-registration is recommended. Simply show your current NYS Id at the box office for admittance.

"Teachers are vital partners in the Cradle of Aviation Museum's mission to preserve Long Island’s contribution to aerospace, science, and technology by inspiring future generations through learning. Whether it is at the Museum or in the school, the teachers with whom we work make what we do possible: working behind the scenes, setting up busing, preparing spaces, ensuring that students are prepared for their visits. And so, now we’d like to say, “Thank you.” Thank you for all you do in the course of our work, but moreover for all you do every day to prepare our youth for success." - Tom Barry, Assistant Director of Education, Cradle of Aviation Museum

The mission of the Cradle of Aviation Museum is to engage all ages in the exploration of our aerospace heritage by preserving and displaying Long Island’s contribution to air and space travel; and to inspire, motivate, and stimulate our youth to be the next generation of aerospace scientists and engineers. The mission is achieved through a growing exhibit collection and innovative educational programs for students and professional development for teachers.

Learn more about our Education Programs for Students and Professional Development via the links below.

Not a teacher? Share with your teacher friends, maybe they'll bring you along! : )