Exterior of the Dr. Seuss Musueum with blue arch

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Timed Ticketing

Because this first and only museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss is so popular and because we want children (and adults) to have room to explore while they visit, we are using timed tickets to regulate the number and the flow of visitors. We allow in about 200 people every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm, with the museum closing at 5. If you are not a Springfield resident, we recommend you reserve a timed ticket ahead of time- 100 tickets are set aside each hour for this purpose. Visitors can also get timed tickets when purchasing admission at the Welcome Center the day of their visit.  One admission fee covers all five museums and the timed tickets for the Dr. Seuss Museum.

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 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.

All exhibit information from the first floor is available in Spanish. Please ask inside the door of the museum for a Spanish-language packet.

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