The Very First Dr. Seuss Museum Has Arrived, and Here’s Why It Rocks

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photo: Springfield Museums Facebook page

It’s kind of hard to believe a museum dedicated to all things Dr. Seuss didn’t already exist, but the brand new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is the first in the country. If you’re a family of Seuss fans, you’re going to want to grab your yink and your yop and plan a visit to the only Dr. Seuss museum in town.

photo: Springfield Museums Facebook page

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is part of the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts, the hometown of Theodor Geisel, also known to young book fans as Dr. Seuss. The new museum joins the already existing Dr. Seuss ‪sculpture garden. “People from all over the world would come to see the sculptures and always asked about the museum and for years we always said there isn’t one, but it remained the number one requested attraction at the museum, so we decided to create it,” Karen Fisk, Springfield Museums’ director of public relations and marketing, told Travel + Leisure.

photo: Springfield Museums via Facebook

The new permanent museum features hands-on exhibits that let kids explore language and literacy through different activities. One section replicates Dr. Seuss’ home, another, the Springfield Zoo where his father used to work. It also includes a Seuss Bakery, inspired by the one his grandparents owned, where kids can bake their own pretend pies. Each room makes you feel like you’ve stepped straight into the pages of your favorite Dr. Seuss book. You’ll also encounter Truffula Trees, Horton’s Whoville Band and so much more.

photo: Springfield Museums Facebook page

The second floor of the museum gives fans, young and old, a look at some of Ted Geisel’s personal memorabilia, like paintings he made, a crazy hat collection he kept and furniture from his studio. Admission for timed entry is $25 for adults and $13 for kids (3-17); 2 & under are free.

What’s your family’s favorite Dr. Seuss title? Tell us in the comments below.

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