Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Join us March 1-31

We’re celebrating the children’s book author and Springfield native who revolutionized learning to read by making it fun!

Before the pandemic, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party would draw one of the biggest crowds in a single day to the Museums. To help stay at a safe capacity and allow for social distancing, we decided to spread the celebration out over an entire month. The celebration will include an interactive game for families and opportunities to win a free book in the 31 Books in 31 Days: Hats Off to Reading Book Giveaway.

Please note that while the birthday activities will be open to all visitors, timed tickets for the Dr. Seuss Museum will sell out fast–order advance tickets today!

Not able (or ready) to visit in person? That’s OK! We have at-home activities for kids and families available.

Your support helps fund dynamic family programming that makes learning fun for all ages.

Please join us by making a gift today.

Gallery Game

Go an a Seussian Quest! A discovery activity for children ages 3 to 8 and their caregivers. Find clues around the Dr. Seuss Museum and the Science Museum in pursuit of hats, elephants, turtles, and a few surprises. All participants get their own set of crayons. Free with museum admission!

Full Schedule
A Seussian Quest
The Cat's Corner

Stop by the lower level of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum to read some of Ted Geisel’s original stories along with lots of other picture books. Take part in facilitated activities that merge art and literacy, allowing children to build and utilize diverse vocabulary and reading comprehension skills while creating an original piece of artwork.

Book Giveaway

We’re giving away a book a day for the month of March! To enter this random-drawing giveaway, share a message about a book you read that today and/or your favorite Dr. Seuss Book by dropping it into the Book Giveaway box located in the Art Discovery Center.

This reading celebration is presented along with the Springfield Library’s Reading Success by Grade 4 program. One book per family.

31 Books 31 Days
Dr. Seuss License Plates

Do your part to encourage curiosity and nurture a love of learning. By purchasing a Dr. Seuss plate, you help support an institution devoted to enhancing the lives of all who visit.

We only need 250 more applications. Help us meet our goal!

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Dr. Seuss License Plate
Hanmer Museum Store

Two is always better than one… Purchase a copy of Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum signed by the illustrator Andrew Joyner, and save 20% on a Museum Horse plush animal while supplies last.

Shop in person and enjoy assistance from our wonderful Museum Store staff during regular museum hours or call 413-314-6464 for free curbside pick-up. Items can also be mailed for a flat fee of $8.50.

Sales tax applies. Cannot be combine with other offers. Expires at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

About the Store
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum book and plush character
Educational Resources

We also offer wonder-filled learning programs for educators and parents to share in person and virtually. For more information on the PODs (field trips for families, friends, and small groups), Virtual Tours, and Dr. Seuss Program Packs please contact Laura Sutter at lsutter@SpringfieldMuseums.org.