“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose…” so why not take a trip to the newly opened Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum to dive into
…so why not take a trip to the newly opened Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum to dive into the mind of the creative and massively influential universe created by the books of Dr. Seuss?
In all seriousness, the museum is a lovely tribute to one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. Located in Ted Geisel’s (the man behind Dr. Seuss) childhood hometown of Springfield, Mass., the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is totally inspired by his wacky and colorful style. The first floor is a totally hands-on play area that encourages kids to explore new sounds and rhymes, invent stories, and engage in creative thinking. You’ll learn about the life of Ted Geisel, with interactive exhibits like a cute version of his childhood home, where you can color on the walls of the bedroom, just the way he did.
Adults will love the upstairs half of the museum, which contains objects from the personal collection of Ted Geisel. Furniture, original oil paintings, zany hats and his collection of 117 bowties can all be viewed. Outside, there’s a memorial sculpture garden featuring bronze statues of some of Seuss’s most popular characters; these were all crafted by Geisel’s stepdaughter, a sculptor.
Whether you’ve got kids of your own, or you have fond memories of reading The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, and (my personal favorite) How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is a place that’s just as fun and delightful as his books.
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