The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss
My last post was about a visit to Emily Dickinson’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts. Well, during that same trip, we also visited The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in nearby Springfield. Since The Cat in the Hat is celebrating its 60th year in print, it seemed a good time to check it out.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)Rather than go into a lot of detail, I’ll mostly let these colorful pictures show you some of the highlights of my visit.I love this elevator–perfect! It was interesting to see the casting process for one of the outdoor sculptures.Unlike some museums, just about everything on display was actually used by Ted and then donated by his family.I think my favorite part was seeing this setup of his drawing studio.
I also enjoyed studying this family tree mural.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”—Dr. Seuss
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is a brand new museum adjacent to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Not only is there a lot to see at this museum, but with one ticket (Adults $25, Seniors & Students: $16.50, Youth 3-17: $13, Residents & kids under 3: Free) you get into all five museums in the impressive Springfield museum complex. The sculpture garden is a pleasant park and always free.
Time to go back outside and into the garden.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—Dr. Seuss