Come one, come all! Celebrate the new Dr. Seuss book coming out this fall! Dr. Seuss’s The Horse Museum is based on a manuscript and sketches by Theodor Seuss Geisel discovered in 2013, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, and features reproductions of famous horse artwork by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and others. Join us for a day of family fun, explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself.
Free with museum admission!
Draw a Horse, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm
Learn basic drawing and anatomy principles and basic steps to create your own horse with our artist-in-residence Amanda. Her step-by-step instructions make it easy to create an amazing drawing even for beginning artists. Sessions start on the hour and last 20-40 minutes.
Meet the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, 11 am-2 pm
Get a high five or a hug, and get your photo taken with this wacky and wild crew!
Meet Draft Horses on the Quadrangle, 11 am-3 pm
Get up close and greet the retired horses from Blue Star Equiculture! Learn about our shared history, the work these horses have done, and why some breeds are threatened.
Make Your Own Horse Museum, 11 am-3 pm
Curate a collection of miniature Currier & Ives prints of horses! Choose your gallery walls and arrange your prints, then add visitors and staff in this play-based station.
Horse Scavenger Hunt, 11 am-3 pm
Visit the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts and find as many horses as you can, whether they are sculptures, paintings, or prints! Find at least five and win a book from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.