Date Of Visit: July 3, 2017
Location: 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA (2 hours west of Springfield, MA)
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Cost: One ticket gives you access to all 5 of the museum buildings (including the Dr. Seuss Museum). You cannot buy one ticket for just one building. Since it is such a popular attraction, tickets for the Dr. Seuss Museum are times for one hour and only 200 people during each hour time block are admitted at one time. You can purchase advance tickets on their website (see below)
Seniors (60+): $16.50
Youth 3–17: $13
Children Under 3: Free
Springfield Residents (with valid ID): Free – youth included
Parking: There is parking for about 50 cars in the main parking lot in front of the Springfield Museum and about 50 more in the lot across the street
Handicapped Accessible: Yes, there are elevators in the museum.
Highlights: art, statues and other items related to Dr. Seuss
Oh the places you’ll go and the things you will see at the Amazing World Of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA. The museum, which opened June 3 of this year, is like walking into a Dr. Seuss book.
The museum is a tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, who was a Springfield, MA native.
From the moment you enter the museum, you are bombarded with vibrant colors, familiar characters and a sweeping sense of nostalgia.
The Amazing World Of Dr. Seuss is a two floors with a basement. Each room on each floor has a theme. Fairfield St, Readingville and Oh The Places You’ll Go are a few of the rooms on the first floor. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to many of Dr. Seuss’ characters and his books. Children, and the occasional adult, get the opportunity to play games based on his works.
The first floor also has a section dedicated to Young Ted in Springfield which celebrates his time in Springfield, MA.
The basement floor has more Dr. Seuss memorabilia and artwork as well as an activity area where visitors can make their own Dr. Seuss works of art.
The second floor mostly has letters, mementos and photos from Dr. Seuss’ lifetime. There must be hundreds of writings, cards, works of art and other memorabilia from his early days and from others writing to him It’s very interesting seeing some of his early work before he became famous and hit his stride as an artist.
There is also a display that shows the process of how they make the statues located at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Garden which is located just outside of the building on the museum’s property.
There is also a Dr. Seuss statue I missed when I first first photographed the statues at the museum. This statue is tucked away to the side of the museum.
Today’s Nomad link is Paper Clippings. Paper Clippings is Denise Ortakale’s WordPress blog. She recently had some of her work displayed at the Springfield (MA) Museum as part at the Cats In Hats exhibit. I wanted to photograph this exhibit. But, since it was the work of other artists and not their own exhibit, the museum did not permit people to photograph the exhibit. I am glad that Denise has posted her work so I can share it with everyone else.