Want to fill your children’s days with wonder and imagination? Then take them to Springfield, Massachusetts, to visit the very first national museum honouring children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Geisel.
‘The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss’ opened this past weekend in the author’s hometown and features interactive exhibits as well as his personal belongings. The museum hopes to enlighten fans about how his upbringing and childhood experiences influence his timeless work.
“This museum is about visitors encountering the creatures that sprang out from Ted Geisel’s imagination – Horton, the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Sam I Am – that got kids excited about reading, which was really his preoccupation later on in his career,” said president of the Springfield Museums complex Kay Simpson.