The Amazing World of Dr Seuss Museum


Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, is the latest museum on the Quad. It is devoted to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, aka Dr Seuss. The first floor features family friendly, interactive exhibits exploring the legendary author’s roots and providing opportunities to experiment with new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, and invent stories – all in line with Geisel’s revolutionary role in changing how we learn to read.

The second floor, curated by Geisel’s two step daughters and great nephew, recreates Geisel’s studio and living room which contain the furniture and art materials he actually used and comprise of his never before publicly displayed art, family photographs and letters, and the original Geisel Grove sign which used to hang in Forest Park. One can even find Theophrastus, the toy stuffed dog Ted Geisel’s mother gave him when he was a boy in Springfield.

Visitors can enjoy the Mulberry Street Mural and sit on a motorcycle beside a Mulberry Street police officer. Leagrey Dimond has donated many of Ted Geisel’s furniture and possessions to recreate his La Jolla, CA, studio and sitting room. The museum also houses the Geisel Grove sign that used to hang in Forest Park while his father was Superintendent of Parks.