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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

Engineering Week Design Challenge Family Activity

Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, February 23, 12:00-4:00 pm
Engineering Week Design Challenge Family Activity

The Cradle of Aviation invites all kids and their grown-ups to celebrate National Engineering Week at the Museum with the family engineering station: Clothespins, Clips, and Craft Sticks.

You will learn about the Engineering Design process as you create your own structures to tackle design challenges. Then push your structures to the limits by testing them.

Do up to four challenges:
1. Build a bridge that can hold at least two pounds
2. Build a structure that has at least three floors
3. Build a structure with a narrow bottom and a wide top
4. Build a structure made of triangles

Take a photo, post it and tag us @cradleofaviation and hashtag: #cradleofaviation #designchallenge

Will you be a master builder or will your structures crack under pressure?

Free with Museum Admission.