One of the highlights of our recent 2600 mile road trip was our visit to the Springfield Museums. Before we toured the four museums, we took time to walk around the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden. This was a fun walk and a great opportunity to get some pictures with a few of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters!
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Visiting the Dr Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offers access to four world-class museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden all under a single admission.
Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden
Visit the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Next came a string of best sellers, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
When Grandma turned 90, we had a big party to celebrate the lady who loves to travel. Guess what book we used as inspiration? Yep! Oh the Places You Will Go!
When my kids were young and we were reading books every night together before bed, this was one of the books that topped the stack of books.
So the opportunity to stand in front of this larger than life sculpture was pretty cool.
The only thing that would have made this picture even more fun is if we had brought along our personal copy of the book and read it in front of the sculpture.
July 26 @ 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Join us for a special election-year announcement by the Cat in the Hat and Things 1 and 2 and celebrate Springfield’s native son Theodor Seuss Geisel– aka Dr. Seuss!
- Meet and greet with the characters
- First official reading of the new Cat in the Hat Learning Library book
- Musical performance by Kay Glass
- Strolling acrobatics by the Boston Circus Guild
- Seussian giveaways
- Face painting, balloon twisting, art activities and more!
All activities above are free to the public! (Does not include museum galleries.)
On the Quadrangle Green. Rain location: Wood Museum of Springfield History
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden:
Patriots’ Day to Columbus Day: Daily 9am – 8pm
Columbus Day to Patriots Day: Daily 9am – 5pm
Springfield Museums & Museum Store:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm