Adopt a Piece of the Carousel

It’s a fun way to keep the Carousel turning!

You can adopt the animals and the rounding boards for one or more years, or consider a permanent adoption of an Angel Memorial Mirror. Our adoption program is explained below.

> See Availability Here, of animals, rounding boards, and angel mirrors.

> Ready to Adopt? Make a payment here. Leave a memo about what you wish to adopt.

> Contact the Carousel with any questions: call 303-258-3457, or email outreach@carouselofhappiness.org.

The Animals

  • $750 for the first year, $500 to renew each year. 
  • We will make a plaque inscribed with your text, which is placed next to your animal.
  • We will celebrate your adoption on our Facebook page.

These painted, basswood animals were carved by Scott Harrison from 1986 to 2006.

The Outer Rounding Board Paintings

  • $250 for the first year, $200 to renew each year.
  • We will make a plaque inscribed with your text, which is placed next to your painting.
  • We will celebrate your adoption on our Facebook page.

Painted in 1910 by German immigrant, August Wolfinger, for the Silver Beach Amusement Park, St. Joseph, Missouri.

The Inside Rounding Board Paintings

  • $250 for the first year, $200 to renew each year.
  • We will make a plaque inscribed with your text, which is placed next to your painting.
  • We will celebrate your adoption on our Facebook page.

These paintings of endangered animals were created by Russian immigrant, Vladimir V. ca. 1990s.

[The above choices are renewable each year for the listed contribution. If the piece is not renewed, it goes back up for adoption by others and the original plaque is permanently placed on the wall inside the carousel building.]

The Angel Memorial Mirrors

  • A permanent adoption is available for a minimum of $1,000. •
  • We will make a plaque for you inscribed with your text, which is placed next to your mirror. •
  • We will celebrate your adoption on our Facebook page. •
  • We will also carve a likeness on the mirror cherub of the person you are honoring. •

The person who carved these mirrors, is unknown. Scott Harrison finished and painted each one.

 

 

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HOURS

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays: 10 am-6 pm

Tickets still only $2

Small group reservations available outside of regular hours.

Important!

Facemasks required for all riders 3 and up for everyone’s safety.

Our operations have changed to protect the health and safety of visitors. See our Covid-19 Plan for more information.