the 2014 season has officially started!!
Clowns at the Carousel!
Sunday, August 3, 4-7pm at Union Park
FREE Family Fun and Entertainment including carousel rides, music, games, juggling, dancers, safety street, stage entertainment, clowns and more!
Spread the word about this fun, family event!
Looking for a chance to give back to the community?
Clowns at the Carousel needs a lot of hands to happen so please help us out at this spectacular event!!
Volunteer work is fun and easy!
Jobs include helping to fill cups of water and lemonade, delivering water/gatorade to volunteers and clowns, and serving food and popcorn.
We are looking for help with two shifts, so you can come to help and enjoy the event! (Although, volunteers are welcome to help with both shifts!)
Volunteer shift A: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Volunteer shift B: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
If you are interested in helping out with this fabulous and FUN community event, please contact Suzy Coen
Congratulations to Wren, our First Rider of the Year!!
Many thanks to all of the children and families who participated in the First Rider of the Year Event!!
We had a lovely Saturday morning to kick things off
and a wonderful turnout!
Many smiles and happiness on the
Carousel that morning!
A huge round of applause to our winner...Wren!!!
Wren (4) was chosen as our 2014 First Rider of the Year!! She chose the Pirate Cat as her first ride on our official kickoff of the 2014 season! Many congratulations to Wren!!
Regular Hours (beginning May 27th):
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed Mondays (available for private rentals)
Wow – over 44,000 rides were taken on the
Season Passes Now Available!!
Unlimited rides for the 2014 season!!
Individual and Family Pass (for immediate family members) - $35
Grandparents Pass (for all Grandkids) - $35
Childcare Provider Passes:
1-5 kids - $40
6-15 kids - $50
16-30 kids - $60
31+ kids - $70
Click for more details or to sign up!
Carousel Kid Cards Available at the Carousel!!
With Spring right around the corner, these will go quickly with thoughts of Carousel rides ahead! Great for multiple rides in one day!
Each Kid Card offers 7 rides for $3!
Buy 6 rides, get your 7th free!!
Click for details!
Adopt-An-Animal on the Heritage Carousel
Keep the Carousel going 'round and affordable to many!! For a minimum donation of $150, you can adopt one of the animals or chariots on the Carousel! Perfect for those who love to ride the Carousel, a unique way to honor someone, and a great way to help the Carousel remain available for all to enjoy! Included in your adoption donation is:
*For tax purposes, the value of the pass and shirt ($45) must be deducted from the total amount of your donation. One or both of these items may be eliminated if you so choose.
- Season naming rights and/or personalized message for your animal or chariot which will be displayed at the Heritage Carousel as well as on the website.
- A Family OR Grandparent season pass offering unlimited rides for the 2014 season.*
- A voucher for a t-shirt of your choice.*
- A 10% discount on any private rentals during the 2014 season.
Click here to view the animals still available for adoption!
Reserve the Carousel for your party or gathering now!
Dates are filling up! The Carousel is an ideal location for both small and large group usage.
Private & Open Hours Rentals available.
Ideal for small & large group usage. Private & Open Hours Rentals available.
Click for more details
|Keep the Carousel going round –
A special way to support the Carousel, honor a friend, remember a loved one or recognize your business.
Click here for more details!
|The Carousel offers fun for groups of any size – big or small!
Private Rentals, Open Hours Rentals, Tokens, Carousel Kid Cards!
Perfect for parties, schools, organizations, reunions!
Available through November!
Click here for more details!
Friends Of The Carousel
Help support the goal of the Des Moines Carousel
Foundation to maintain and operate this beautiful and authentic
Carousel and provide a wholesome, nostalgic and affordable
form of entertainment for all to enjoy. Donations received
will help with on-going maintenance needs such as the band
organ, the building, and painting of both the animals and the
Carousel. Click here for
Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude