The Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden is OPEN Daily 9 am-8 pm

The Springfield Museums is a private institution devoted to public service. We require the protocols below when visiting our grounds:

  • Face masks must be worn by all visitors ages 3 and up.
  • Social distancing is required and will be enforced; parties of less than 10 people may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times.
  • Access to the sculptures may be limited during extreme weather conditions.
Large-scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss characters, with Horton the elephant being the most prominent.

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

More than 3 million people have visited the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums since it opened in 2002. The sculpture garden celebrates Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, in the city in which he was born and raised. Following Geisel’s death in 1991, his wife, Audrey, authorized the Museums to create the memorial, and since that time, the sculpture garden has attracted crowds of Dr. Seuss fans to frolic alongside his beloved characters. Sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step-daughter, created the endearing bronze sculptures. A gallery devoted to the creation of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is located on the second floor of The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, which opened fifteen years after the sculpture garden was installed.

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden Map
Bronze sculptures of the Dr. Seuss Characters Grinch and Max from the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
The Grinch and Max