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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Farm Babies Returns to the Minnesota Zoo

It's a fun way to experience life on the Farm.

One of the largest (and cutest) Zoo events of the year, “Farm Babies” returns for it's 14th year to the Minnesota Zoo April 1-30. The award-wining Wells Fargo Family Farm brings attention to the past, present and future of Minnesota's family farms. It will feature all kinds of new little additions including chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, ducklings, goat kids, and bunnies. There will be fun, hands-on kids' activities throughout the event.

The Farm Babies schedule and activities are as follows (please visit mnzoo.org for times):

  • Tram Rides from Grain Elevator to Farm (Fridays-Sundays throughout event)
  • Peeps Weekend (April 12 & 13)
  • Kids' Craft Activities (April 18 & 19)
  • Animal Egg Enrichment (April 19 & 20)
  • Face Painting (April 18 & 19)
  • Peter Rabbit Costume Character (April 19)
  • Oink Booth (April 26 & 27)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

89.3 The Current and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota present "Rock The Cradle"

“Rock the Cradle” Returns March 2nd at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company Campus

What: 89.3 The Current  and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota present Rock the Cradle on Sunday, March 2— a free day of fun for kids and their grown-ups, held at two of the state’s premier arts and culture institutions. Now in its ninth year, the event has grown to host more than 10,000 people annually.

Throughout the day, families and social groups from all over the Twin Cities come together to enjoy music, art, books and their community in an inspiring setting. Rock the Cradle is aimed at kids up to age 8 and their grown-ups. It is the perfect event for kids and adults to let loose and experience music and the arts.

Attendees will find many fun activities, including DJ Story Time, a Kids’ Disco, music classes presented by MacPhail Center for Music; live music from Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Okee Dokee Brothers, Gustafer Yellowgold and The Ericksons, along with tons more!

New to the event this year: The Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join them for knot tying, creating a rope bridge and more.

Rock the Cradle offers a host of interactive activities from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, UCare, Play From Scratch, Pizza Luce, Playatta and lots more!

Register for the event and get important updates about Rock the Cradle by visiting thecurrent.org. By registering, you can enter your child for a chance to be “Kid DJ for a Day” with host, Barb Abney!  Registration not required, but encouraged.

When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2

Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Children’s Theatre Company campus, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

Parking: Event parking is available in several parking lots in the immediate vicinity of MIA/CTC as well as the ramp next to the CTC for a fee of $8/day. Free parking and shuttle service available from the Wells Fargo headquarters parking lot on 28th Street and 4th Avenue. Shuttles will leave the lot at 15 minute intervals beginning at 10:30 a.m. Free street parking is also available.

Tickets: Admission is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot and plan your day.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year’s Eve bash in Nickelodeon Universe


Circus themed New Year’s Eve bash in Nickelodeon Universe at
Mall of America®

WHAT:  The ball will drop at Mall of America® with a Moonlight Circus New Year’s Eve bash in Nickelodeon Universe® on Tuesday, Dec. 31

Party goers will enjoy classic circus treats like peanuts and cotton candy while watching live performances by the Twin Cities Circus Juventas, the largest youth performing arts Circus in the country.

Additional entertainment under the big top will include the Universe of Light show, tightrope walkers, balloon sculptors, a bearded lady and more.

A Ringmaster will lead guests in a family New Year’s countdown complete with a ball drop at 10 p.m. The evening will commence with a midnight countdown and ball drop.         

For more information on the New Year’s Eve event, click here.

WHEN:  Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
             6 p.m. – Midnight

WHERE:  Mall of America – Nickelodeon Universe