Join us for our annual spook-free Halloween party! Spooktacular is a scare-free Halloween event that is great for even the youngest members of the family. The cost for attendees is $6 per person. Admission includes unlimited carousel rides; cider and snacks; games; and crafts for the whole family. There will be a basket raffle to benefit the museum. The outdoor rides in the Kiddieland Testing Park will be open weather permitting. Rides in Kiddieland Testing Park will be 50 cents each.
Members of Buffalo's Star Wars Fanforce: The North Ridge will on site throughout the event. Visitors can meet and take pictures with their favorite characters from the Star Wars universe, and ride the carousel with them!
Pumpkins will be carved by volunteer woodcarvers during the event. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the carvers transform each pumpkin. There will be a raffle during the event where visitors can try to win their favorite carved pumpkin.
New this year is our STEAM Scream House. The STEAM Scream House is for all ages and explores the fun science, technology, engineering, art, and math that go in to some "haunted" spaces during the Halloween season.
Santa on the Carrousel November 30th 12pm - 2pm December 7th 12pm - 2pm December 14th 12pm - 2pm December 21st 12pm - 2pm
STEM Snow Days December 26th - 30th 12pm - 4pm
Smithsonian Museum Day September 21st 10am - 4pm
Enjoy free admission at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as we celebrate Museum Day!
National Code Week September 18th - 20th Noon - 4pm
Special code based projects will be out in our Children's gallery Wednesday - Friday.
On Friday the 20th at 1pm stop by our Wurlitzer exhibit for a special talk about the relationship between code and our band organs!
Brass Ring Carrousel Gala August 15th 2019 6pm - 10pm
Join us for the first Brass Ring Carrousel Gala to benefit the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum endowment fund.
Teddy Bear Picnic August 8th 10am - 2pm
It’s time for our annual Teddy Bear Picnic!! Enjoy crafts, games, stories, and carrousel rides with your best stuffed friend! For a very special treat, we have a special guest! Admission is $6 for children 2-16 Children under 2 & Teddy Bear friends are free.
Carrousel Carnival Days July 13th - 14th 10am - 4pm
Enjoy $1 admission to the museum during our Carrousel Carnival Days! Our Children's Gallery will be transformed into a carnival midway with games for the whole family to play. Ride our carousels and outdoor rides in Kiddieland. 50 cent rides and games!
Squiggly Art Face Painting will be on site both days from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm each day. *NEW THIS YEAR* We are STEAMing (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) things up! There will be a bubble AND tie dye stations in Kiddieland.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory is hosting a Princess Tea Party for all little Princess, Princes, Lord, and Ladies in the land May 11th from 11am - 1pm. This event is exclusive, and space is limited to we recommend that purchases be made early! Among our distinguished guests are her majesty Queen Elsa, Princess Belle, Princess Cinderella, and more. 'Tea' and snacks are provided, just remember to wear your royal bests!
Tickets are sold out!
Children's Book Week May 1st - May 3rd Wednesday - Friday 1pm - 2pm
Join the museum staff for a special storytime Wednesday - Friday this week in the round house as they read some of their favorite picture books on our historic 1916 carrousel.
For friends out of town, check out the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum instagram page each day as the museum celebrates Chrildren's Book Week by showcasing some of our favorite picture books (of course with carrousels!).
Victorian Tea April 27th 2pm - 4pm
Don your finest hat and enjoy a traditional three course tea complete with scones, strawberries, elegant little cakes. This year the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is proud to announce that Platters Chocolate Factory will be guest speaking on the fine art of chocolate making.
Space is limited so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early!