Springfield, Massachusetts was the place where Theodore Seuss Geisel, or just plain Dr. Seuss, was born and as such it is the perfect place to put up a monument in his honor. In the center of the Quadrangle an area of Springfield which is home to five museums, is a sculpture garden which depicts many of the children's writers most fabulous characters and creations from his popular books. The park was designed by Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, Dr. Seuss' stepdaughter and brought to life by the artist and sculpture Ron Henson.
Things to Do
- Make sure to bring your kids along to see all their favorite characters sculpted in bronze. It may be the closest your young ones ever get to seeing them in the flesh.
- There are five bronze sculptures in total. They depict the Cat in the Hat accompanying Dr. Seuss at his desk, a ten foot tower of turtles, the Lorax, a fourteen foot Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, his dog Max and many more characters besides.
Dr. Seuss Memorial Garden Insider Tips
- The Memorial Garden stands at the center of the Quadrangle and makes an excellent rest from seeing the five museums around it. These museums are the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, the Springfield Science Museum and the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The Springfield City Library is also nearby. It is possible to buy a single ticket which grants you admission to all of the five museums.
- The memorial garden makes a suitable place to rest and have a picnic so plan ahead.
- Take a photo tour of the memorial garden here.
- During spring and summer the garden is open from 9 am until 8 pm. In winter and autumn the garden still opens at 9 am but closes at the earlier time of 5 pm.