Check Out the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden - Springfield

Kids enjoy a sculpture park dedicated to the storytelling and imagination of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel. Photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (https://www.flickr.com/photos/masstravel/9599216083)

Looking for something interesting and unique to see in Springfield, Massachusetts? We at Steve Lewis Subaru encourage you to check out the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

These Cat in the Hat themed sculptures are found around the central Quadrangle of the Springfield Museums. This Dr. Seuss memorial park is appropriately located, as Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and raised in Springfield.

The bronze sculptures were created by sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step daughter.

Some of the sculptures include:

  • Seuss and the Cat in the Hat –Theodor Geisel at his drawing board while the Cat in the Hat sits beside him.
  • Horton Court – A group of characters stepping out of an open book.
  • The Story Teller – A Seussian storytelling chair with characters peeing around a 10 foot tall book of Oh the Places You’ll Go!

The sculptures tell the story of the famous author-illustrator and display the wondrous characters created.

“By creating the memorial, we hope to spark imagination and creativity in a new generation,” said Joseph Carvalho, president of the Springfield Museums Association. “Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his own neighborhood in Springfield. It’s all still here, just waiting for creative minds to discover it.”

We encourage you to spend some time at any of the Springfield museums. And while you are there, be sure to walk around and explore the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.