The Current to “Rock the Cradle” at Minnesota Children’s Museum on May 21

by | May 3, 2016 | Press Release |

Kids and their grownups won’t want to miss a special “Rock the Cradle” pop up event on May 21 at Minnesota Children’s Museum. This new version of the beloved annual event, presented with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, features all the fun activities that Minnesota Children’s Museum offers daily with additional Rock the Cradle programming. Attendees can dance in the kids’ disco with The Current’s Mark Wheat and Sean McPherson as well as Twinkle, the official mascot of Children’s Minnesota. The 4onthefloor’s Gabriel Douglas and Aric Bieganek of the Royal Order of Chords and Keys will roam the museum, providing music throughout the day. A complete schedule of events is below.

Rock the Cradle Pop-Up Events are perfect for kids 2-8 years old. Find more info at and stay tuned for additional Rock the Cradle Pop-Up Events later this year.

What: Rock the Cradle Pop Up Event

When: Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Schedule of events:

9 – 10 a.m. – Imagination Corner, World of Wonder, 4th Floor
10 – 10:30 a.m. – Pop Up Story Time, Earth World Lodge, 5th Floor
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Kids’ Disco with DJ Sean McPherson, World of Wonder, 4th Floor
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Gabriel Douglas of The 4onthefloor, Roaming Musician, Various
12 – 1 p.m. – Imagination Corner, World of Wonder, 4th Floor
12 – 1 p.m. – Dance Party with Twinkle, Earth World Lodge, 5th Floor
1 – 3 p.m. – Kids’ Disco with DJ Mark Wheat, World of Wonder, 4th Floor
2 – 3:30 p.m. – Aric Bieganek of The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.), Roaming Musician, Various
2:30 – 3 p.m. – Pop Up Story Time, Earth World Lodge, 5th Floor
3 – 4 p.m. – Big Healthy Fun!, World of Wonder, 4th Floor

Tickets: $5 admission (Half off regular admission to Minnesota Children’s Museum)

Where: Minnesota Children’s Museum, 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul

Parking: Parking is available in the World Trade Center parking ramp located on the northeast corner of 7th and Wabasha streets, kitty corner to the Museum, and connected to the Museum by skyway. Enter the left lane of the ramp from Wabasha Street and park for only $5 for the first 3 hours. The World Trade Center parking ramp is an automated facility. Bring the parking ticket into the Museum to receive the Museum’s parking discount. The World Trade Center parking ramp accepts cash and credit cards as acceptable forms of payment; checks are no longer allowed. Map of the skyway (PDF).

About Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to sparking children’s learning through play. Our vision: “Kids play more. Adults do, too.  We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play.” The Museum, which first opened in 1981 and moved to downtown St. Paul in 1995, serves more than 460,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester, and reaches thousands more across the state through Smart Play Spots, Storyland exhibits and other programs. As the nation’s leading developer of traveling children’s museum exhibits, the Museum is a trailblazer in creating immersive learning environments, reaching more than 10 million children and adults in the United States, Canada and Mexico through the nation’s largest collection of children’s traveling exhibits. The Museum is consistently rated as one of the top children’s museums in the country by national media outlets such as Forbes and Parents and was named as a finalist for an Institute of Museum and Library Services Medal of Service, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries. Follow Minnesota Children’s Museum on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and visit our Power of Play blog.

About The Current

The Current® from Minnesota Public Radio® brings listeners the best authentic new music alongside the music that inspired it, from local to legendary, indie to influential, new to nostalgic.  A non-commercial, listener-supported radio station, The Current® has helped launch and support more than 600 Minnesota artists during its eleven-year history.  The Current Sessions®, live performances of emerging and well-established artists recorded in MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio, have garnered national attention from music lovers, industry leaders and media outlets like Pitchfork Media, Stereogum, Prefix Magazine.  One of the country’s leading authorities in presenting contemporary music to audiences, The Current® has received numerous accolades, including FMQB Triple A Conference Non-Comm Station of the Year, Program Director of the Year (Jim McGuinn), and Music Director of the Year (David Safar).  City Pages readers have named the Current® “Best Radio Station” in its annual “Best of the Twin Cities” awards every year since the station’s existence.  In 2015, the station’s online music coverage earned two Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.  The Current® can be heard at 89.3 in the Twin Cities, 88.7 in Rochester, 90.9 in Duluth and across Minnesota—check for a complete list of stations. The Current® is available for streaming at, along with other streams: Local Current (all-Minnesota music); Radio Heartland (acoustic, Americana and roots music) and Rock the Cradle (music for kids and their grownups).

About Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s Minnesota maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. Please visit

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