Red, circular medallion with the Cat in the Hat from Dr. Seuss' books at the center.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the newest museum on the Quad, is devoted to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss! The fully bilingual (Spanish and English) first floor features family friendly, interactive exhibits exploring Dr. Seuss’s Springfield roots and providing opportunities to experiment with new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, and invent stories–all in line with Geisel’s revolutionary role in changing how we learn to read.

The second floor, curated by Geisel’s two step daughters and great nephew, recreates Geisel’s studio and living room (with the furniture and art materials he actually used) and features never before publicly displayed art, family photographs and letters, and the original Geisel Grove sign which used to hang in Forest Park.  You can even find Theophrastus, the toy stuffed dog Ted Geisel’s mother gave to him when he was a boy in Springfield.

Coming soon, English, Spanish, and Chinese language audio tours of first floor.

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Exhibit Installation

More fun things are on the way! The following interactives are currently unavailable as we install brand new Seussian experiences:

  • Ted’s Bedroom Drawing Wall
  • The Seuss Bakery
  • McElligot’s Pool
  • What Pet Should I Get? Gallery

While we work on improving these spaces, there are plenty of other hands-on exhibits for visitors to enjoy. Come back on June 15 for our Seussian Summer Celebration to check out the new interactives!

 

Visitor Info

Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sunday: 11 am–5 pm; Monday: Closed

1 Ticket = 5 Museums

Adults: $25
Seniors (60+): $16.50
College Students: $16.50
Youth 3–17:
$13
Children Under 3: Free
Springfield Residents (with valid ID): Free – youth included

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