Oh, the places you’ll go as you celebrate The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum! Honoring the genius of Springfield’s native son, Theodore Geisel (a. k. a. Dr. Seuss), the new museum takes its place on Springfield’s tree-lined Quadrangle and looks out onto the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.
WGBY is delighted to have its own celebration at the Springfield Museums on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Entrance to the Museums is free to WGBY members as well as to Springfield residents, but to receive free tickets to The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, you’ll want to arrive early since these tickets are timed and limited in number.
Here’s a schedule of activities for WGBY Day at the Springfield Museums:
1:00 Tish Rabe – Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25-minute PowerPoint that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Davis
11:00-3:00 Meet the Cat in the Hat & Thing 1 and Thing 2! – Get a high five and take your photo with this wacky crew! Roaming
11:00-3:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That – Watch some favorite episodes of this favorite PBS show and enjoy a snack! Join Nick and Sally, the Fish, and Thing One and Thing Two while the Cat in the Hat leads them on a variety of adventures in his Thinga-ma-jigger! Goldfish crackers while supplies last. Tolman Auditorium
11:00-3:00 More Wild Than You Think – What makes the Cat in the Hat so wild? Learn about real-life feline adaptation by getting up close to tracks, furs, skulls, claws, and teeth of the Cat’s wild friends! Lower Level, Africa Hall, SSM
11:00-3:00 WGBY Tablet Games – Play electronic games featuring your favorite PBS characters! Elmo, Arthur, Daniel Tiger, and more! Deco Room, DMFA
11:00-3:00 Color with WGBY – Meet members of WGBY’s team, color a picture of your favorite character, and take home PBS KIDS summer activity booklets and more. Mammal Hall, SSM
12:00-4:00 Art Discovery Center – Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and make an art project. Today’s art activity: Make a Wearable Bow Tie
11:00-2:00 Family Science Adventures – Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities she has in store for you!
You can learn more about the The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum galleries and opening festivities throughout the month of June here.