Thinking of celebrating a birthday with a positively merry party? You happen to live in a city with no fewer than a 10 amazing carousels, and you can revel at all of them in one way or another. There’s a merry-go-round for all kinds, ranging from sea-inspired to bug-filled to completely classic and beyond. Click through to find your merry match!

Bug Carousel at the Bronx Zoo

Another out-of-the-ordinary merry-go-round, the all-bug carousel includes a long-legged praying mantis, a bright green grasshopper, a dung beetle and several butterflies. It is open year-round and is equipped with sliding doors which enclose the carousel when it's cold outside.

Bug Carousel at the Bronx Zoo
Hours: Open year round. April–November: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-5:30pm. November–March: 10am-4:30pm daily.
Cost: $6 per ride plus general zoo admission. Free with total experience ticket.
Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd. (at Fordham Road)

  • Central Park Carousel
  • Flushing Meadows Carousel
  • Bug Carousel Bronx Zoo


What is your favorite carousel in the city? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Bethany Quinn