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Springfield Museums, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Museum!
June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visit June 15th and be among the first to try exciting new interactives in the first and only museum dedicated to Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, the author who revolutionized learning how to read by making it FUN! The day will be action packed with interactive workshops and brand-new exhibits added to the already popular Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museums.
In the Fairfield Street Gallery:
- A tilting-table, marble maze that features some of the Springfield sites Young Ted used to frequent
In the Young Ted in Springfield Gallery:
- A newly refurbished and expanded Seuss Bakery to more closely mimic the original George Seuss Bakery (by far the most popular play area of our newest museum)
- In the Zoo, a bilingual activity table with interchangeable surfaces to accommodate Legos, tangrams, and whacky creature creation
In Whoville (formerly What Pet Should I Get Gallery)
- A giant light bright, Pixel Pegs
- A magnetic interactive of shoots, spinners, and tubes to get the marble Grinch down from Mount Crumpit to Whoville
In Readingville, The Lorax
- A newly refurbished recycling game that helps visitors distinguish shapes while learning the importance of caring for our Earth by recycling
In the Ted 2 Ted Gallery (second floor)
- A listening nook where people of all ages can listen to the books by Dr. Seuss while others in their group might have an opportunity to read all the letters Dr. Seuss sent to his great nephew Ted Owens
The Springfield Museums is so excited to announce these new interactive exhibits for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum! The Education Department worked together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to develop stations sure to engage curiosity, joy, creativity, and most important literacy in both Spanish and English.
Join us for The Seussian Summer Celebration June 15th, and stop back throughout the summer for our One Summer, Two Summers, Three Summers of Seuss: Summer Spectacular. There is always something new at the Springfield Museums. One admission: Five Museums. It’s worth the trip!
Family Activities on the Day of the Celebration
New Exhibits in the Dr. Seuss Museum, 10 am-5 pm
Check out the new interactives, including the upgraded Seuss Bakery and a new gallery featuring the Grinch! (Timed ticket required.)
Meet the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, 11 am-2 pm
Get a high five or a hug, and get your photo taken with Dr. Seuss’s most famous characters!
Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you!
Build Our Own Seussville, 11 am-3 pm
Use recycled materials like paper towel tubes, boxes, and cups to help create a fun and whimsical city! Be inspired by the castle in the Oh the Places You’ll Go, Whoville, or your very own hometown. Add your own architecture to this group project!
More Wild than You Think, 11 am-3 pm
What makes the Cat in the Hat so wild? Learn about real-life feline adaptation by getting up close to tracks, furs, skulls, claws, and teeth of the Cat’s wild friends!
Balloons with Professors Knows A. Lot, 11 am-3 pm
Twisting, bending, shaping balloons – what kind will you choose?
The Expandable Brass Band, 1 pm
Loud, raucous, and full of fun, the Expandable Brass Band is dedicated to spreading joyful music to the people of Western Massachusetts and beyond.
Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and make an art project.