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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

Museum Overnight - Sleep Under the Planes!

Friday, March 20, 20207:30 pmSaturday, March 21, 20208:00 am
Museum Overnight - Sleep Under the Planes!

Our new family-themed public overnights will kick-off with Spring into Fun on March 20th, 2020!

Spring into Fun this March with an exciting sleepover at the museum that will include a night full of hands-on activities, a giant dome theater movie, snacks, and a light breakfast.

Activities Include:

• Scavenger Hunt - Explore the galleries by night with your flashlight as you hunt for artifacts with our new scavenger hunt!
• Rocket Mosaics - Alka Seltzer Rockets with food coloring fuel will leave beautiful art as they blast off into the night!
• Balloon Stamping - Make swirls of color using balloons as your brush as you paint your next artistic creation!
• Spring Trees - Design your own beautiful spring trees with brown craft paper and bright colored tissue!

"It will be an enjoyable family night filled with fun and exhilaration that will make long-lasting memories." - Ines Jijon, Museum Educator