Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum Opens June 3rd

One of our area’s claims to fame is being the home of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The iconic children’s author has not only entertained generations, but also inspired many with a love of reading and art. The new ‘Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum’ will officially open on Saturday, June 3rd at the Springfield Museums.

On Saturday at 10am, there will be a parade dubbed the “Cavalcade of Conveyances”, beginning on Mulberry Street in Springfield and ending at Quadrangle Park.  Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street’ was based on this real street in Springfield near where Geisel grew up in the early 1900s.

The parade will (naturally) include the 50-foot-tall The Cat in the Hat balloon, traditionally seen in Springfield’s after-Thanksgiving Parade of the Big Balloons; Seuss characters like Thing 1 and Thing 2; plus appearances by the Springfield Thunderbirds and entertainment by Springfield High School of Science & Technology Band (these kids ROCK!)

Following the parade, there will be a circus on the Quadrangle Green with performances by the Show Circus of Easthampton and the Community Music School of Springfield. Each of these events is FREE and open to the public!

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is a 3,200-square-foot interactive first floor for children, with the second floor featuring personal memorabilia of Geisel and his family. The new museum offers an interactive look at the early life of Dr. Seuss, with 3D recreations of places seen and frequented by Dr. Seuss as a young boy in Springfield. For example, there is a wall-sized touch screen for kids to draw on the same way Geisel drew on his bedroom walls as a child.

As part of the “Blue Star Museum” group, active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve, and up to five members of their family, receive free admission from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (Sept. 4, 2017) to the Springfield Museums.

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