Springfield (MA)—Springfield Museums kicks off a yearlong celebration of Dr. Seuss called Seuss-iversary with a family fun gathering Saturday June 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. Seuss-iversary recognizes the 5th anniversary of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the 20th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the opening of Ted’s House and Innovation Center (virtual visits only). All activities are free with museum admission!
The Seussian attractions at the Springfield Museums are devoted to Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, and honoring his legacy of making learning FUN!
“The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Park are tremendous assets for the Museums and for the city of Springfield,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums. “Since opening the sculpture park, more than 3 million people have visited our quadrangle! When we opened the Dr. Seuss Museum five years ago, we doubled our previous visitation. Throughout the Pandemic, our Dr. Seuss attractions have brought people to Springfield. Even in difficult times, this place makes everyone smile!”
Seuss-iversary will include unique, super-de-dooper events throughout the year, in addition to our ongoing Seussian features. Stay tuned for announcements as the year unfolds!
Kicking off the celebration is a family fun day.
“Dr. Seuss revolutionized learning how to read by making it fun,” said Family Engagement Coordinator Clarissa Leverich. “At the Museums we specialize in playful learning. The Seuss-iversary event June 4 is all about having fun with beloved books and characters.”
SPECIAL APPEARANCES! 11 am-1 pm & 2 pm-4 pm
- The Lorax
- Thing 1 & Thing 2
- The Grinch
- The Cat in the Hat
ONGOING ACTIVITIES, 11 AM-3 PM (UNLESS NOTED)
See local entertainer twist balloons into different shapes . (11 am-2 pm)
Ever wish you were a fish? Create a fishy self-portrait, then add it to our Seussian ocean—or take it home!
Crack the Code
Try to solve the Fox in Socks Tongue Twister. Then say it five times fast!
Be amazed by the acrobat, stilt walker, and juggler! (11:30 am-2:30 pm)
Would You Rather
Which one would you rather? Watch the votes as they gather!
Cats and Hats Scavenger Hunt
Meet the Cat in the Hat, then track the cats and hats in the works of art.
View the sculpture garden for inspiration and then create your own miniature Seussian sculpture.
Seussian Obstacle Course
Find your way and wind your way through the silly commands!
Fabulous Fives Chalk Art
Use chalk art to make your own fantastic, fabulous five to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
Teeny Tiny Truffula Trees
Take the time to transform tiny things into a Truffula Tree. (12 pm-4 pm)
Springfieldmuseums.org, One Admission/Five Museums,
including the one and only Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
Parking is always FREE
About The Springfield Museums
THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.