The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This year I found myself in Springfield, Massachusetts for a work conference. I knew nothing about he town before visiting, but quickly discovered it was the proud hometown of Dr. Seuss! 
Obviously I had to visit The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum while I was there. The fun little spot includes outdoor statues and that are perfect for photo ops and a multi-level museum to wander through. 
Theodor Geisel's history is outlined in a series of exhibits. Everything from his famous bow ties to his drawing desk are preserved there. I loved seeing random cards he sent to family with sketches of creatures drawn in his familiar style. 
Although I was there alone, my daughter would have loved to explore all of the kid-friendly sections of the museum. I'd say it's definitely a delight for any age group! 

Photos by me. 


Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Ooo, looks like fun! I wonder what Dr. Seuss would have thought of it.

Ti said...

I didn't even know such a place existed. I have a confession though. I loved the books as a kid and my kids adored them but as a parent I HATED to read them out loud because of how repetitive there were.

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Ti, I read somewhere that Dr. Seuss was given by his publisher a limited list of words that he was ALLOWED to use and he was frustrated by the writing process at times because of those limitations. Kids love repetition though, don't they? :-)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Cleo - That's crazy about using a limited number of words! I'm sure the repetition appeals to kids.

Ti - Yes! I completely agree. I loved them growing up, but now they are kind of exhausting to read. Especially because many of them are fun rhymes, but no real plot.