Is the carousel open to other patrons or is it private during the parties? 

Parties are held before open hours from 10:30am -12pm, and after closing to the public from 3:30pm-5pm. 

Can I have more than 50 people? 

Our Carousel parties accommodate up to 50 people, including the birthday family and all child and adult guests. If you are planning for a larger party or event, you can contact the Events Manager, Karoll Joseph, at to inquire about other accommodations. 

Do you offer food? 

We do not offer food packages. You are welcome to bring the food, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks of your choice. We can make recommendations for local food vendors. We have a refrigerator and freezer where you can store cakes or items in need of refrigeration. We do not permit heated trays/Sternos. 

Can I bring decorations? 

Feel free to bring tabletop decorations. Balloons, confetti, glitter, and pinatas are not permitted. Set up access is available 30 minutes prior to the party.  

What age do you charge for? 

All party children ages 1 to 12 will need to be on your guest list. This includes siblings of the birthday child and guests. 

Are there any discounts? 

Long Island Children’s Museum members receive discounts on the party. Inquire with our party team.

How do I book? 

Due to popularity, we suggest booking 2-3 months in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Complete our online form to get your party planning process started. You may also contact us by phone or by setting up an appointment. A $200 deposit is required at least 2 weeks in advance of the party date. A final payment is due at the conclusion of the party. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Can I cancel or reschedule? 

We will happily refund parties cancelled 2 or more weeks prior to the original date. Parties cancelled within 2 weeks of the original date are not eligible for a refund, but you may reschedule and apply your deposit to a new date that falls within 60 days of the original date. 

Will inclement weather affect my party? 

Nunley’s Carousel is in an enclosed pavilion. Parties can easily be held rain or shine. Should the Carousel close due to severe weather, we will attempt to reschedule your party to the next available date or issue a full refund.  

Is there free parking? 

Free parking is available in front of the carousel on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. on Museum Row.