Dr. Seuss Honored With a New Museum

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) is still making an impact on the lives of children (and adults) more than 20 years after his death, and the author’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts is rewarding his beloved memory with a new two-floor museum that’ll allegedly cost $3 million when it’s finished.

The first floor will be titled “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum,”  and will contain three parts: Mulberry Street, Dr. Seuss’s Neighborhood, and Readingville, allowing visitors to experience “a series of environments that replicate scenes from Dr. Seuss’s imagination and encounter life-sized three-dimensional characters and places from the books.” An announcement from Springfield Museums further described this as “a bilingual exhibition designed to introduce children and their families to the stories of Ted Geisel, promote joy in reading, and nurture specific literacy skills.” This floor will be open in June 2016.

The second floor will “house additional exhibits including a re-creation of Ted Geisel’s studio, an exhibition about the making of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and other related displays,” but will not be complete until 2017.

This museum will accompany the Springfield Museums’ Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, which features sculptures of Seuss himself and numerous characters from his books.