Kid-friendly Rock the Cradle 2019

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Rock the Cradle 2019v2
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Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
888 642 2787

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The Current’s annual free, no ticket required Rock the Cradle event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture returns Sunday, March 24 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company. Enjoy annual favorites such as the Kids’ Disco and Pop Up Story Time with The Current’s DJs plus live music and more. Rock the Cradle is perfect for kids up to age 8.

Presented by The Current and Children's Minnesota.

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Additional Details and FAQ

The Current works closely with the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Children's Theatre Company to ensure an enjoyable experience for all guests. To help us reach this goal, please note the following items when preparing for your visit.

Parking: Street and ramp parking are available around Children's Theatre Company and Minneapolis Institute of Art sites. Event parking is available in the ramp next door to CTC and nearby surface lots for a fee of $10/day. Additional free parking is available at the nearby Wells Fargo lot with shuttle service that will run 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Strollers and such: In order to make this event as pleasant as possible for all guests, we request leaving strollers behind unless necessary. Note that strollers cannot go into the Pillsbury Auditorium.

Refrain from carrying backpacks, large bags and umbrellas. There is a limited (and free) coat and bag check available at the museum; please plan accordingly. For safety reasons the museum reserves the right to inspect all items carried into or out of the museum. Small bags and purses are welcome.

Keep a safe distance from artwork. To protect the art, stay at least one foot away and do not touch the art.

Supervise children at all times.

Babies may be worn, but only on the front. Strollers are also allowed, though during busy times and in certain activity areas inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children's Theatre Company, they may be restricted.

Keep food and drink out of galleries. Food and drink may be purchased at the museum cafes and taken into designated areas in the lobby. Food and drink may be enjoyed in the Kids' Disco and Snack Bar in the Cargill Stage at the Children's Theatre Company.

Be aware of emergency procedures. Should a child become separated from their parent or guardian, please notify the closest Minneapolis Institute of Art, Children's Theatre Company or The Current employee and go directly to the security desk in the Mia's outer lobby. Security procedures will be put into place and all employees will be alerted.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible and special thanks to our hosts, Children's Theatre Company and Minneapolis Institute of Art. Enjoy the day!

Children's Theatre Company Activities

Kids' Disco

Location: Cargill Stage

10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Pizza Lucé, Park Dental/The Dental Specialists, St. Paul Saints, Slumberland Furniture

Let loose in the Kids' Disco with live DJing from The Current hosts. Join Twinkle, the Children's Minnesota mascot, on the dancefloor, or lounge in comfy chairs and play with fun toys. Plus free Peace Coffee and GoGo squeeZ!

DJ Schedule

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. – Lindsay Kimball
11:45 - 1 p.m – Jade
1 - 2:15 p.m. – Andrea Swensson
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. – Jake Rudh
3:30 – 5 p.m. – Mark Wheat

Park Dental/The Dental Specialists

Location: Cargill Stage

10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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St. Paul Saints

Location: Cargill Stage

10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Check out the St. Paul Saints exhibit, where children can participate and learn basic motor skills with some inflatable baseball activities. Remember: Fun Is Good!

Slumberland and 40 Winks Foundation

Location: Cargill Stage

10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Children's Minnesota Prize Wheel

Location: Cargill Rotunda

10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Give the giant wheel a spin and collect a fantastic prize from Children's Minnesota.

Mia Activities

First Floor

Children's Minnesota Amazing Kid Zone

Location: Wells Fargo Community Room

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children's Minnesota Amazing Kid Zone - Sing, read, play, and share your amazing creativity with Children's Minnesota.

Mia's Family Day

Location: Studios

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Paint a picture-perfect portrait with artists and educators from Mia's free Family Day program. On the second Sunday of every month, the museum is filled with hands-on art activities, live music, dance performances, artist demonstrations, family tours and more — all inspired by Mia's incredible collection.

Children's Minnesota Family Room

Location: Family Area

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Need a quiet space? Step into the Family Room for a little downtime.

Sing, Play, Learn, with MacPhail Center for Music

Location: Friends Community Room

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join MacPhail Center for Music's early childhood music specialists and explore the magic of music and play. Through hands-on musical play activities, experience music's impact on learning and reading-readiness skills. Together, we'll sing, play instruments, rhyme, read, move and create!

YWCA Minneapolis

Location: Target Wing Rotunda

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Call to Mind

Location: Target Wing Rotunda

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Call to Mind is APM | MPR’s mental health initiative to inform and mobilize new conversations about mental health. Call to Mind is bringing MeMoves to Rock the Cradle. MeMoves is a sensorimotor multimedia program that transform the mind and body, and is used in more than 5,000 school districts, therapy centers, hospitals, and homes.

Second Floor

Story Time with TBA

Location: Pillsbury Auditorium

Theatre Arts Training

Location: Pillsbury Auditorium

Time TBA

Join teaching artists from Children's Theatre Company to activate your body, voice and mind. Become characters and act out stories on an adventure into your imagination.

Minnesota Waldorf School

Location: Fountain Court

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Let's get crafty and construct Rock and Roll Royalty crowns!

All Energy Solar

Location: Fountain Court

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Art Carts

Location: Galleries 259 and 377

12 – 4 p.m.

Explore and handle specially selected art objects from around the world:

America's Art Cart, gallery 259
China Art Cart, gallery 218
Modern Art Cart, gallery 377

Third Floor

Live Music

Location: Reception Hall

11:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Creative Kidstuff, Parent Aware & Think Small

Dance and sing along to music that kids and their grownups will both enjoy!

Live music Schedule
11:15-11:45 – Aby Wolf
11:45-12:45 – DJ Hampsterdance
12:45-1:15 – Aby Wolf
1:15-2:15 – DJ Hampsterdance
2:15-2:45 – Andy Cook and Friends
2:45-3:45 – DJ Hampsterdance
3:45-4:30 – Andy Cook and Friends

Creative Kidstuff

Location: Reception Hall

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Parent Aware

Location: Reception Hall

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Think Small

Location: Reception Hall

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Blooma

Location: Baroque Gallery

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Pop Up Story Time

Location: The Silver Court

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Current DJs will read their favorite kids' stories alongside new books about music from our Rock and Roll Book Club.

Schedule
11:30 - 12 p.m. – Jay Gabler
12 - 12:30 p.m. – Andrea Swensson
1 - 1:30 p.m. – Jill Riley
2 - 2:30 p.m. – Brian Oake
3 - 3:30 p.m. – Sanni Brown

Presented By

Rock the Cradle is presented by Children's Minnesota. sponsor logo

Event Sponsors

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MacPhail Center for Music


Pizza Lucé

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Parent Aware

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St. Paul Saints

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Park Dental

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The Dental Specialists

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YWCA Minneapolis

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All Energy Solar

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Slumberland and 40 Winks Foundation

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Think Small

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Minnesota Waldorf School

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Creative Kidstuff

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Peace Coffee

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Peace Coffee

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GoGo SqueeZ

With Additional Support From:

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Additional musical activity is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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