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Oh the Places You’ll Go: A Dr. Seuss Museum Is Opening in Massachusetts This June

The Springfield Museum honors the beloved Cat in the Hat author with a magical new exhibit opening June 3


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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. Opening weekend was just announced for June 3-4, and there will also be a city-wide party on June 2 featuring Seuss-inspired food and live music. Tickets are $100. 

As for opening day, head to the parade on Mulberry Street at 10 am, the Cavalcade of Conveyances led by a huge Cat in the Hat balloon. The parade and other outdoor activities are free and open to the public that day. On June 4, head to the members-only character breakfast from 9-11 am, and then enjoy private access to the Seuss Museum. 

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As for the museum itself, the exhibit is chock full of things to do. There are 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. You can also learn about Seuss' childhood at Young Ted in Springfield , an exhibit on his childhood and the city's influence on his career. Visit Readingville to get a taste of what it would be like in the world of some of the author's most famous books. 

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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.

 

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