The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum to open early June

Museum to be located on the first floor of the William Pynchon Memorial Building

Photo courtesy Springfield Museums

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was an exciting day in Spinrgfield Wednesday, as it was announced that the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will celebrate its opening weekend Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4.

Before the museum opens its doors, the celebration will begin on June 2 with an evening hosted by Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, where attendees will be treated to Seuss-inspired theme. The festivites kick-off Saturday, June 3 with a parade down Mulberry Street led by the Cat in the Hat balloon and antique cars.

The doors to the new museum will open to the public for the first time as well.

Cat in the Hat at Wednesday’s announcement

Sunday, the Springfield Museums will host a members-only character breakfast. The organization has been working very hard for this celebration.

“Its really wonderful that we’re at this point, and we can say that we’re going to be opening this museum in June,” Springfield Museums President Kay Simpson said.

The first floor of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will be a hands on exhibition. The second floor will be filled with personal memorabilia belonging to Theodor Giesel and his family.