Oh, the places you'll go! ... (or, your imagination will go) when you visit the new Amazing World of Seuss in Springfield, MA. The museum is the first-of-its-kind dedicated to the life and work of Dr. Seuss.
Author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, is beloved for his creative and colorful children books. Creators of the museum aimed to capture Geisel's rich imagination in the design of the building. Rooms are decorated with bright colors and patterns and are full of intricate sculptures of figures from his stories. The Seuss Museum will be housed in the William Pynchon Memorial Building in the Springfield Museum's quad. The two story stone colonial building has been transformed from simple stone and wood floors to a place where imagination can flourish.
The family of Theodor Geisel is happy to see the creation of a permanent place to celebrate his work and to share it with the public. They hope it will be a place where children can live out their favorite stories and adults can feel child-like again. In fact, creators of the museum are expecting the museum to attract adults and children equally, stating that "as you get older you love him (Dr. Seuss) in more and more ways."
The museum is set to open in early June.
Photos Courtsey of the Boston Globe
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