LeRoy King Carousel

LeRoy King Carousel

The Carousel will be closed for maintenance on Monday, February 12, 2018
OPEN DAILY, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

$4 per person (good for 2 rides)  |  $3 with paid museum admission


The history of our beloved carousel

  • 1906 Constructed in Rhode Island by renowned designer and craftsman Charles I.D. Looff. The carousel was intended to be installed in San Francisco, however it could not be due to the great 1906 earthquake and fire.
  • 1907 Installed at Luna Park, Seattle
  • 1913 Moved to San Francisco’s oceanside amusement park, Playland-at-the-Beach
  • 1972 Playland-at-the-Beach closes. Carousel purchased by private collector and put into storage in New Mexico
  • 1983 Moved to Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA
  • 1998 Purchased by the City of San Francisco, fully restored, and opened in its current location at Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) in Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 2014 Restored and renamed in honor of former SF Redevelopment Commissioner LeRoy King

The Children’s Creativity Museum operates the Children’s Creativity Carousel on behalf of the San Francisco Office of Civic Investment and Infrastructure (former SF Redevelopment Agency). Daily operations and maintenance of the Carousel are provided by MJM Management.

Connect with us and learn how YOU can be a part of this historic treasure!



The Children’s Creativity Museum is offering a unique opportunity for families. Imagine gifting your child or loved one with the opportunity to name his or her own carousel animal, while also supporting creativity and innovation.

The Carousel Campaign allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to sponsor or adopt an animal on the historic 107-year-old carousel. You may select any name for your animal and a nameplate will adorn the animal’s pedestal for an entire year! This is a wonderful opportunity to honor your family or a specific family member while also unleashing the creativity of your children by allowing them to choose the name!

View available animals by rolling over the numbers with your mouse.
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  • Adopted animals on the Carousel
    Alama Dingdong in honor of Hezzie by Austin Madison
    Anhela in memory of Anhela Oropeza by Gavin & Stacy
    Ashley by P.A. Corbett
    Baby Zhang in honor of Tom and Beth Chang by The Tye-Chang Family
    Beau by The Donovan Family
    Big Tall Horsey in honor of Jane Lumen & Jack Mason Jewell by the Jewell Family
    Boboy in honor of AJ, Ninja and Ricky by Maria & Henry Benavente
    Bridget's Snowdancer in honor of All of my Grandchildren, by Bridget E C Freeman
    Calista by Christine Herron
    Chamois by P.A. Corbett
    Chaya in honor of Chan Chak Fu by Josephine Chan
    Clara Jane in memory of Clara Jane McLaughlin by Bryan Long
    Coco in memory of Maria Socorro Velez "Coco" by Tania Zapata, Alex Torrenegra & Azul Zapata-Torrenegra
    Come Play in honor of Luca by Gemma & Hector Membreno
    Cruz Kaniao Shefrin by Anonymous
    Cutty by The Donovan Family
    Dominique by Anonymous
    Emma in honor of Emma Krach by Metta & Keith Krach
    Imani Ruth Stevens by Eli H. Stevens
    In honor of Caitlin & Evan McCormack by MJM Management Group
    In honor of J.G. Phanachet Evans by Anonymous
    In memory of Catherine W. Lane by Anonymous
    Jac in honor of Jac Bennett by Metta & Keith Krach
    Jake by P.A. Corbett
    JD in honor of JD Krach by Metta & Keith Krach
    Jean Marie in memory of Jean Marie Wildern by The Davis Family
    Jordan by P.A. Corbett
    Julette in honor of Julette Galo by The Donovan Family
    King in honor of LeRoy King
    lil' Liza Jane by Krewe D'Agave
    Lukee & EmmaBot by Anonymous
    Maharlika in memory of Dolores Ramos by The Ignacio Family
    Pixen in honor of Elana "Dalia Renaissance" Shefrin by Sam Shefrin
    Scarlett Mallorca Shefrin by Anonymous
    Shannon Violet Lily in memory of Eugene P. Moran by Anonymous
    The Wythes Family
    Yerba Buena in honor of Michael Nobleza by Cathy Maupin