Adopt a Piece of the Carousel

Adopting a piece of the carousel is a fun way to keep the Carousel of Happiness turning for future generations! 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.

> First, check the availability here of animals, rounding boards and angel mirrors.

> When you are ready to adopt, make your payment here. Leave a comment about what you would like to adopt and we will confirm its availability.

> 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

OPEN ALL WEEKEND LONG!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Monday: 11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information