Springfield Museums to Host a Full Day of Fun on March 2
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party 2024
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am–5:00 pm; free with Museums admission.

Springfield — In honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 120 th birthday on March 2, the Springfield Museums
have planned a full day of family-friendly fun!
“It will be a sweet celebration of Ted Geisel on what would be his 120th birthday,” says Family
Engagement Coordinator Abby Garner. “Join us for hands-on crafts, activities, and games throughout
the day!”
As Seuss might say: You’ll see the Cat. The Lorax. And the bubble guy too! Make a cake-hat. Or a
bookmark. Catch a red fish – or two!
“This wonderful annual party is not only fun, but it also gives the Museums a chance to emphasize the
importance of literacy and creativity as a whole,” says Director of Education Larissa Murray.
Here’s what’s planned:
The Cat in the Hat, 11 am-1 pm
Meet and greet with the famous feline. Blake Court, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
The Lorax, 12-3 pm
Meet the mustachioed activist who speaks for the trees! Canavan Gallery, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art
Museum
Character Appearances
The Cat in the Hat, 11 am-1 pm

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Meet and greet with the famous feline. Blake Court, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
The Lorax, 12-3 pm
Meet the mustachioed activist who speaks for the trees! Canavan Gallery, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art
Museum
Reading of The Cat in the Hat, 1:30-2pm
Join us for a reading of Dr. Seuss’s most popular book, alongside the Cat himself! Davis Auditorium,
Lower Level, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Entertainment
Professor Knows A-Lot, 11 am-3 pm
Get a balloon animal buddy! Line closes @ 2:30 pm. Discovery Lab, Lower Level, Springfield Science
Museum
Pete & Chris Amusements, 11 am-3 pm
Treat yourself to Truffula Tree cotton candy! Quadrangle Green (Weather permitting, cotton candy not
permitted inside Museums)
Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny, 11 am-3 pm
Gather on the Quad for Mr. Vinny’s Big Bubble show—chase and pop these giant bubbles designed by
Mr. Vinny himself! Quadrangle Green (Weather permitting)
Ongoing Activities
It’s a Piece of Cake! Fascinators, 11 am-3 pm
Make special headwear…it’s a piece of cake! Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this wacky accessory.
Science Workshop, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Dr. Seuss Trivia, 11 am-3 pm
Test your knowledge on all things Dr. Seuss! African Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Birthday Joke Booth, 11 am-3 pm
Want a laugh? Listen to a birthday themed joke at our joke booth. Various galleries, Springfield Science
Museum
One Fish, Two Fish Fishing Pool, 11 am-3 pm
Go fishing for red fish, blue fish and more in this game! Connecticut River Exhibit, Lower Level,
Springfield Science Museum
Bookmarks, 12-4 pm
Make a bookmark inspired by our friend the Lorax! Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art
Museum
Celebrate with Cupcakes!, 12-4 pm

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Enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! One cupcake per person, while supplies last.
Studios, Lower Level, GWV Smith Art Museum (Food not permitted in upper levels)
*Activities and locations subject to change. Visitors can pick up a daily schedule in our Welcome Center.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party is generously sponsored by Florence Bank, MassMutual, and M&T
Bank.

SpringfieldMuseums.org, One Admission/Five Museums,
including the one and only Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Parking is always FREE

About The Springfield Museums
THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown
Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes
the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie
Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National
Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to
the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.
Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Advance tickets are strongly encouraged. Please visit the Tickets page.
The Hanmer Museum Store
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Smoked BBQ @ the Blake House Café
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm.
Smoked, the 413’s BBQ food trailer, is now serving in The Blake House Café! In addition to the barbecue
fare of the day, soups, salads, and sandwiches, coffee, tea, pastry, and muffins are also available. Check
out the daily menu at the Café and in the Welcome Center.

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