Dr. Seuss‘ hometown is celebrating the beloved author with The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss. The museum, set to open in Springfield, Massachusetts in June, is designed to promote the joy in reading and explore young Ted Geisel’s life in Springfield as he was growing up.
As guests walk through the main entrance, they enter Young Ted in Springfield. The area includes the following:
- A replica of Ted’s childhood home with a touchscreen that allows guests to draw on the walls, just as Ted did when he was a child.
- In the Seuss Bakery, modeled after the one Ted’s grandparents owned, children can role-play running a bakery and baking their own pies.
- At McElligot’s Pool, children play a digital fishing game while surrounded by multi-colored Seuss fish.
- In the Forest Park Zoo, children play inside a replica of the zoo run by Ted’s father.
- Coming soon, The Moose Juice and Goose Juice Brewery allows to children to see how sound, lights, and gears work together in a factory.
Over in Readingville, the focus shifts from young Ted to his books. The area helps kids improve their reading skills through activities such as the ABC Wall, an interactive version of his book “Dr. Seuss’ ABC,” and some Green Eggs and Ham WordPlay, just to name a few.
The second floor of the museum is filled with items from Ted Geisel’s life, including original oil paintings, furniture from his home, and of course, a few wacky hats and bow-ties.
Opening on June 3, it’s sure to be a must-see for fans of Dr. Seuss.
Non-member tickets are $11.50 for Youth and $25 for adults. Reservations can be made at the Springfield Museums website.
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