Carousel Wishes and Dreams
Explore a mirror maze, climb a tree house, walk into a life-size kaleidoscope, visit the arcade, or ride the Carousel! The historic Carousel is one of the museum's biggest collection artifacts. It's fully operational, so climb aboard and dream away!
Carousel rides are $1 each, with the exception of museum members, who ride for free. Children less than 44 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult. Children must be at least 3 years old to ride a jumper horse. The Carousel is wheelchair accessible.
Ideal for all ages.
Ruth Allison Lilly's real childhood playhouse is located in the back corner. Children can climb up and peek through the window to see what her view would have been like. The view changes each season too!
This magical, whimsical, permanent exhibit is designed for all ages, and is filled with activities to bring families together to talk, laugh, and play.
- Games and puzzles arcade
- Maze of mirrors
Originally, the Carousel was installed in 1917 in Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. The mechanism was destroyed in 1956 when the domed pavilion housing the Carousel collapsed. The animals were salvaged and brought to the museum in 1970. The Carousel is now one of the biggest collection artifacts in the museum!
With all the musical sounds and beautiful colors, it is one no one should miss. It's fully operational, so climb aboard and dream away!
Carousel rides are free to members and all children under the age of 2; non-member cost is $1 per ride.
Broad Ripple Park Carousel, also known as White City Carousel and Children's Museum Carousel, was installed in 1917 in an amusement park near the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana.