Oh the Places You’ll Go: A Dr. Seuss Museum Is Opening in Massachusetts This Summer
The Springfield Museum honors the beloved Cat in the Hat author with a magical new exhibit
Photo courtesy of Springfield Museums
You’re off to great places so plan your next road trip and get on your way! The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss exhibition at The Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA, Dr. Seuss’s birthplace, will be opening this summer. The 3,200-square-foot museum will feature two floors of Seuss-themed memorabilia, hands-on activities and stories honoring Theodor Seuss Geisel.
There will be plenty of interactive activities for kids to explore, including a bilingual exhibition of stories, vocabulary and literacy games and story creation. Be sure to check out the recreation of Geisel’s studio and other historic displays, such as one on the making of Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden (also on the premises). The museum aims to be an educational resource that will inspire a love of reading in visitors of all ages.
The second floor of the museum will have tons of memorabilia that belonged to Dr. Seuss, including original paintings, furniture, hats and accessories and even his drawing board.
Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 11 am-5 pm. Tickets are $9.50 for kids three and up, and $18 for adults.
While you’re there, be sure to visit the nearby Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield, a huge park filled with bronze versions of the author’s most famous characters. And there’s tons more in nearby Edaville, Massachusetts to fill up your weekend, too.