Cafesjian’s Carousel operates daily from May 1 through Labor Day, and weekends through October 31, weather permitting.

May 1 until Memorial Day weekend:
Mon-Fri: 11:00am-4:00pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day:
Mon-Fri: 11:00am-4:00pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-6:00pm

Labor Day through Halloween:
Mon-Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

November through April:
Closed for the season

Free rides:
May 29, Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day
August 24, State Fair opens
Sept. 4, Labor Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weather note… The carousel does not operate when the temperature is below 45 or above 95 degrees.

* Tickets are $2; everyone on the carousel over the age of one must have one.

Location… Cafesjian’s Carousel is in St. Paul’s Como Park, just south of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and a few steps from the entrance to the Conservatory and the Zoo.

Directions to the park, a map, and information about the Conservatory, Zoo and Japanese Garden are available here.

Accessibility…Cafesjian’s Carousel can accommodate one wheelchair per ride. A special ramp provides access to the carousel platform, where one chariot has been modified so that a wheelchair can take the place of the chariot’s front seat.