Join us for an all-day salute to beloved children’s author and Springfield-native Theodor Seuss Geisel on his 120th birthday! Free with museum admission!
Please note that while the birthday activities will be open to all visitors, timed entry to the Dr. Seuss Museum is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event in the Welcome Center. Arrive early to secure desired entry time.
Activities and locations subject to change. Please pick up a daily schedule in our Welcome Center.
If you would like to purchase a ticket using one of our many discounts, a reciprocal membership or gift certificate, you will need to do this transaction in person on the day of your visit at the Welcome Center.
The Cat in the Hat, 11 am-1 pm
Meet and greet with the famous feline. Blake Court, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Reading of The Cat in the Hat, 1:30-2pm
Join us for a reading of Dr. Seuss’s most popular book, alongside the Cat himself! Davis Auditorium, Lower Level, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Professor Knows A-Lot, 11 am-3 pm
Get a balloon animal buddy! Line closes @ 2:30 pm. Discovery Lab, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum
Pete & Chris Amusements, 11 am-3 pm
Treat yourself to Truffula Tree cotton candy! Quadrangle Green (Weather permitting, cotton candy not permitted inside Museums)
Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny, 11 am-3 pm
Gather on the Quad for Mr. Vinny’s Big Bubble show—chase and pop these giant bubbles designed by Mr. Vinny himself! Quadrangle Green (Weather permitting)
It’s a Piece of Cake! Fascinators, 11 am-3 pm
Make special headwear…it’s a piece of cake! Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this wacky accessory. Science Workshop, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Dr. Seuss Trivia, 11 am-3 pm
Test your knowledge on all things Dr. Seuss! African Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Birthday Joke Booth, 11 am-3 pm
Want a laugh? Listen to a birthday themed joke at our joke booth. Various galleries, Springfield Science Museum
One Fish, Two Fish Fishing Pool, 11 am-3 pm
Go fishing for red fish, blue fish and more in this game! Connecticut River Exhibit, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum
Bookmarks, 12-4 pm
Make a bookmark inspired by our friend the Lorax! Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art Museum
Celebrate with Cupcakes! , 12-4 pm
Enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! One cupcake per person, while supplies last. Studios, Lower Level, GWV Smith Art Museum (Food not permitted in upper levels)