Dr Seuss is finally running the circus.
The Amazing World of Dr Seuss, a museum devoted to the life and legacy of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, has just opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A Springfield native, Geisel published more than 60 books under his Dr Seuss moniker, including The Cat In The Hat, Green Eggs And Ham, The Lorax, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears A Who!, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and If I Ran The Zoo.
The first floor of the museum features a 3,200-square-foot hands-on exhibition that encourages kids to explore new sounds and words, play rhyming games, invent stories, and take part in activities that encourage teamwork and creative thinking.
The second floor is filled with personal memorabilia belonging to the late author and his family, including original oil paintings, zany hats and bowties, rare family photos and home videos, and even the actual drawing board, breakfast table, sofa and armchair from his sitting room and studio.
There’s also an exhibit on the second floor highlighting the creation of the Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, which was erected at the Springfield Museums shortly after the author’s death in 1991.
For more information about The Amazing World of Dr Seuss Museum at Springfield Museums, visit springfieldmuseums.org/seussinspringfield.