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Carousel Wishes and Dreams

Carousel Wishes and Dreams
COVID-19 Safety Exhibit Updates:
A few low-touch interactive elements within Carousel Wishes & Dreams are open, and the Carousel is open to ride at reduced capacity (no jumper animals are available at this time). These touchable elements are sanitized by staff frequently, and sanitizing wipes are provided for your use. The Carousel is disinfected between each ride. The following high-touch elements are closed or have been removed for your health and safety:
  • The Mirror Maze is closed.
  • The vintage video games area is closed.
  • Tabletop games, puzzle tables, and Mr. Potato Head play areas have been removed.
  • Sandy the Mechanical Horse, the Ice Cream Shop, Lilly Playhouse, the Tree House, and the hedge crawl-through are closed.

All Children's Museum exhibits will have capacity limits. Museum staff will monitor occupancy and if capacity is reached, staff will admit visitors to the exhibit when others leave. 

Carousel Wishes & Dreams will be closed for cleaning at various points during the day. Please consult signage throughout the museum to help you plan your visit.

Face coverings are required for everyone ages 2 and over. They must completely cover your nose and mouth.

Carousel Wishes and Dreams

A Dazzling Experience

Be whisked away on a magical Carousel ride with Indiana roots back to 1917. The intricately painted Carousel animals were salvaged from the original ride that operated in Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis. Now a museum favorite, you won’t want to miss this! Carousel rides are free for members and children under age 2; nonmember cost is $1 per ride.

Located on Level 4.

Dream Big

Designed for adventure and interaction, this special area of the museum has fun for young and old.

  • Explore the maze of mirrors and life-sized kaleidoscope
  • Visit the games and puzzles arcade
  • Climb a tree house
  • Serve pretend treats in a retro ice cream parlor