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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

December Break Super Science

December 21-30, 12:00-4:00 pm
December Break Super Science

Join us this December Break for some Super Science!

Many comics pull their fiction from actual science; join us during the holiday break for some super hands-on activities free with museum admission.

Make Amazing Spider Penny Climbers
From December 21st through the 30th, we'll have a family craft station set up for you to make Amazing Spider Penny Climbers! From 12-4 pm make climbers and learn about the principle of friction.

Educator-Led Hands-on Science Zones
From December 27th to the 30th, join us for some special educator-led hands-on science zones! You will be able to explore beyond what our eyes can see with infrared light and heat mapping, perfect for detecting those with the power of invisibility. You can also explore the force of magnetism that protects the Earth and us humans from the Sun’s radiation, which would harm us, not turn us into superheroes!

And don't miss:

Avengers Night at the Cradle!
Saturday, December 28 (separate admission required)
Come watch Avengers Endgame in our dome theater at 3:00 pm or 8:00 pm and geek-out with the NY Avengers Cosplay group! From 6-8 pm meet and take pictures with some of your favorite Avengers, meet our very own Super Hero: Captain Cradle and get a signed print of new artwork by artist James Avila. Come in costume for a quick cosplay contest and a chance to win free tickets to Cradle-Con! Find more details and ticketing here!

We will close early at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th and be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th.