Parties and Photo Shoots


Are you looking for that unique party venue which will leave your guests talking about what a great party THAT was? Look no further! We have hosted birthday parties for young and old, wedding celebrations, bridal showers and baby showers, not to mention wedding, engagement and family photo shoots.

Each party features use of the Children’s Gallery for 2 hours and full access to the museum. We require a prepaid $75.00 reservation fee plus a fee of $7.00/person ($6.00/person for Carrousel Society members) attending on the day of the party. You may extend the party beyond 2 hours – there is a $15.00 fee for every extra half hour. You provide all food and beverages (NO alcohol). We do some decorating, but you are welcome to come in about 30-45 minutes before the party to decorate and set up food and tables. We also allow 30 minutes after the party for you to remove food, decorations, gifts, etc. from the room.   Kiddieland rides are not included with the party package.

Children’s birthday parties: We dress the tables in bright balloon plastic tablecloths, put up some birthday decorations and provide a goodie bag for each child. We also have an electronic cake top with candles to blow out for your use, as we request that no lit candles be used. Birthday games and crafts are also provided. Each party attendee receives 2 rides on the 1916 #1 Special – the Big Carrousel. The birthday child is free.

Showers and Celebrations: We dress the tables in pastel plastic tablecloths. The bride, mommy-to-be or bridal couple are free. Each party attendee receives 2 rides on the 1916 #1 Special – the Big Carrousel.

Photo shoots: All photo shoots require a prepaid $50.00 deposit. An additional $5.00/person fee for every person in or accompanying the photo shoot over the initial 10 people is charged the day of the photo shoot. Photographers are welcome to visit prior to the shoot to become familiar with the venue. A ride on the big carrousel for everyone is included. The photographer and his/her assistant are free.

Please note: During museum hours of operation, the Kiddie Carrousel and rest rooms are available to ALL visitors.

For more information and to book your event, please call (716) 693-1885 or email