Inspire Family Creativity at the LeRoy King Carousel

Do you remember the joy of your first carousel ride?

What made that ride so special? Was it the sound of the organ music, the rush to find the “perfect” animal, or the motion that invited you to close your eyes as you galloped across a field?

The Children’s Creativity Museum’s carousel evokes that same feeling everyday. A gateway experience in our Imagine-Create-Share creativity cycle, our historic Looff carousel calls the young - and the young-at-heart! - to let their imaginations soar.

A symbol of the spirit and resilience of San Francisco... 

Commissioned in 1904 and recognized as a signature attraction at San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach (1913 - 1972), our carousel was renamed in 2014 in honor of San Francisco Redevelopment Commissioner and civil rights advocate LeRoy King. 

Join us in thanking everyone who supported our 2022 Carousel Campaign!


Meryl Brod

The Culverwell Family

The De Palm Family

Doug Engmann in memory of Sue Bierman

Melissa Felder

Bridget Freeman

The Greenbaum Family

The Harlock Family

Cal & Rebecca Henderson

Jennifer Holderness 

Kos Read Group, Inc.

Merve Lapus

The Liaw Family

The Milowitz Family

Richard Pon, CPA, CFP

Morgan Rothenbaum

Bill Rusitzky

John Sanger

Seedling Kids Dentistry

John "Seg" Seggerson; The Explorers Guild

Alexandra Stephens

The Tang/Roopnarine Family in memory of Eileen Lichin Tang

Susan Tonjum

Barbara Walker in memory of Anežka Stickney

Kara Whittington

Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy

The Zapata Family in memory of Maria Socorro Velez

The Zarem Family