A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457

Covid-19 Plan – Latest Update

Thank you for planning to visit the Carousel of Happiness. This page provides the latest update on Covid-19 mitigation practices.

Masks No Longer Required Starting 2/18 at 5PM

The County’s Board of Public Health voted to rescind the indoor masking orders, effective Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00pm.  The Carousel will asking patrons to continue masking through Friday.  

Starting Saturday February 19, the Carousel will welcome those with or without a mask to enter and ride.  Please be mindful of those around you, stay home when sick, and respect those that choose to continue masking.  Thank you!

Boulder County Requires Wearing Masks Indoors

On Sep. 2, 2021, Boulder County Public Health approved a new Public Health Order regarding masking.  During periods of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, the County is requiring all individuals (2 years and older) to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  See the full order for more information.  To provide for the safety of our staff and guests of all ages, the Carousel is requiring masks to enter and ride.  Thank you for wearing a mask!

Carousel Returns to Normal Operations

The Carousel of Happiness returned to its normal operations after Boulder County removed its restrictions on businesses in May 2021. The Carousel still conducts regular cleaning and sanitizing, and we make sure to properly ventilate our space in addition to utilizing an air purifier for the protection of staff and visitors alike.


Once again, visitors may enter the building through the front door, purchase tickets and line up to ride the carousel along the perimeter of the Carousel House, staying as long as they wish to enjoy the art and music. After riding, visitors will exit back through the front room and gift shop.

Puppet Theatre and Party Room

Our second-floor Puppet Theatre is also open and families are welcome to engage in creative play with our gently used puppets. New puppets are also available for purchase in our gift shop.

And our upstairs Party Room can be reserved for birthday parties. Call (303) 258-3457 or select parties for more information.


We hope you enjoy your visit!

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11am to 5pm


11 am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

Join us for the 2nd Annual


$1 Carnival Games

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Festival Fare

Two Circus Shows at 1pm and 4pm

Show Tickets $45-$55 per person

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We are a 501c3 Arts and Culture organization on a mission to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences.  Your donation today will keep us spinning for another year!