Coney Island Museum

Operating Schedule

June 11th through Labor Day, Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm - 6pm, Sunday, 2pm - 6pm.

Labor Day through Mid June, Saturdays 12pm - 6pm and Sundays 2pm - 6pm.

Museum may be closed due to special events, check our calendar

The Museum is located at 1208 Surf Avenue.

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of zip code 11224.

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Support for the Coney Island Museum comes from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the New York Council for the Humanities, the New York Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Dedalaus Foundation, and from contributions from Members and Friends.

The Coney Island Museum currently features these exhibits:

Highlights from our Permanent Collection

This includes Funhouse Mirrors, our cool collection of coolers and thermoses from 50's & 60's, rare hundred year old hold to light postcards and much more); a 3D Printed scale model of the original Luna Park by artist Fred Kahl; and an installation by artist Africasso, related to life in the west end of Coney Island.

The Darkside of Dreamland by Africasso

The Darkside of Dreamland is a profound and thought provoking look into Coney Island’s Urban Community. A curated selection of topics like ghetto politicians and crime both past and present brought to you through the art of expressional painting, sculpturing and photography. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” does not describe the rush one experiences during the performance of the Artist, Africasso, who resurrects the traditional art gallery through poetry, song and dance and leaves his audience speechless.

Africasso, born Daniel Blake on April 29, 1960, is more than an Artist, he is the sixth child of fourteen, he is a Father and Retired Naval Man.  He is truly an asset to the Art Community, his ability to unite various cultures through his talent makes him unique. He performs for the disabled Veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan at the Fort Hamilton Army Base and throughout the Coney Island Community. A Futuristic Artist with unforeseen talent. Be prepared to be mesmerized, as you step into the attic of Africasso’s mind.