Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday in Providence

February 11, 2012 by  

The Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Seussational! The event will take place on March 3-4 from 11 am-2 pm each day. Admission to the museum is $8.50; children under 12-months-old and members are admitted free.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Geisel, wrote 46 children’s books, most of which are much loved; his books are still very popular with children today. His actual birthday is March 2 and this year is the 116 anniversary of his birth. March 2 is also celebrated by the National Education Association as Read Across America Day in honour of Dr. Seuss. Many of the Dr. Seuss stories have been made into TV specials and movies such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Children just can’t seem to get enough of Dr. Seuss.

At Seussational! children can dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, they can read lots of Dr. Seuss stories and they can “experiment with oobleck” which is a green sticky goo-like substance from Dr. Seuss’s book Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

Taking your children to Seussational! will not only introduce children to Dr. Seuss but it will also introduce them and you to the programs available at the Providence Children’s Museum; they have many art and scientific exhibits, a drop-in program, lots of interactive educational play areas and several educational programs such as field trips and adventure classes. The museum also hosts children’s birthday parties; local brochure printers have provided a brochure on Five Reasons to at Providence Children’s Museum.