Visited March 2019
Affordable Family Fun at The Springfield Museums
The Springfield Museums are part of the ASTC museum reciprocity program which means you can purchase a membership here or at another participating museum and have access to 100s of museums for free.
The kids have been to the Springfield Museum including the Dr Seuss Museum several times. We visit about once a year as its one of many museums passes our local library offers for free to be checked out. This means admission for our entire family is free. Check out your local library and ask if they offer free museum passes. It’s a great way to save on family entertainment or stay-cations.
The Dr Seuss Museum will take 1-2 hours. There’s a game room with various statues that are not only photo props but also interactive such as climbing into the box Thing 1 and 2 came out of or sit on one hump two hump three humps or four OR Stack turtles or how to sort recyclables.
The museum is 2 levels the basement level offers an arts and craft and a scavenger hunt. A sticker is the prize.. The third level is a display of Dr Seuss memorabilia and story of his life including his baby book. There is nothing interactive here, but you can see his office area and it is included in the scavenger hunt.
There’s also a room that has a huge animal display all stuffed/preserved including a real elephant. Honestly, we have yet to make it through this entire museum there’s always so much to see and usually a special exhibit
The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts and The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum