"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss, beloved children's author and illustrator, in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Theodor Seuss Geisel, most commonly known as "Dr. Seuss," leaves a long literary legacy that has inspired millions of imaginations. Beloved creations include the mischievous Cat in the Hat, the sinister-turned-sweet Grinch, and the delicate and determined Horton the Elephant.
His stories have been adapted into beloved films, animated television series, and a Broadway musical. His books have been cherished by children learning to explore their creativity and adults learning to forge their own future paths (Oh, the Places You'll Go! as leading graduation gift). These stories have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over 600 million copies internationally.
The Miami Children's Museum will be honoring Dr. Seuss's expansive and affecting legacy on Wednesday, March 2nd—the date of his 112th birthday. The event's planners hope to celebrate creativity, explore history, and promote literacy through this event. The museum's motto, "Play, Learn, Imagine, Create," makes the location a fitting ideological spirit for a Seuss birthday celebration.
The celebration, which is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, promises celebrities reading classic Dr. Seuss books, exclusive performances by the talented Miami Children's Museum Players, upbeat Dr. Seuss-related activities and games, surprise visits by the author's most-adored characters, and a scrumptious birthday cake that's certain to taste nothing like green eggs and ham.
Planned events include face painting, balloon twisting, Lorax mustache and Oh, the Places You'll Go! hot air balloon craft projects, and cutting the birthday cake with the Cat in the Hat.
Admission to this family-friend event is totally free thanks to the support of The Children's Trust, a Miami-based children's advocacy organization. Miami Children's Museum members will get access to Memberville—featuring exclusive activities and a take-home gift—and express entrance to the event.
"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way." — Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
For more information on the celebration, visit this page on the Miami Children's Museum website. For more information on getting a membership with the museum, visit this page. The museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Florida.