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Oh the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/5/2017 By MARK PRATT, Associated Press
In this May 4, 2017, photo John Simpson, left, project director of exhibitions for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and his wife Kay Simpson, right, president of Springfield Museums, unwrap a statue of the "Cat in the Hat," at the museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) © The Associated Press In this May 4, 2017, photo John Simpson, left, project director of exhibitions for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and his wife Kay Simpson, right, president of Springfield Museums, unwrap a statue of the "Cat in the Hat," at the museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The first national museum dedicated to the beloved children's author and illustrator Dr. Seuss is opening this weekend in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.

In this May 4, 2017, photo a man walks past a mural with the character "Sam-I-Am" from the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum opened on June 3 in his hometown. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) © The Associated Press In this May 4, 2017, photo a man walks past a mural with the character "Sam-I-Am" from the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum opened on June 3 in his hometown. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss opening Saturday features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. Like the books, the museum is meant to inspire and thrill children.

In this May 4, 2017 photo Cortney Thibodeau, a senior at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, paints a mural based on artwork from the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) © The Associated Press In this May 4, 2017 photo Cortney Thibodeau, a senior at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, paints a mural based on artwork from the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Visitors are taken through Geisel's boyhood bedroom, his grandparents' businesses and different rooms with themes based on different Dr. Seuss books. The rooms are painted in brilliant blues and radiant reds and decorated with almost fanatical detail with scenes from the books.

In this May 4, 2017, photo children play near a bronze statue of a Dr. Seuss character at the The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, in Springfield, Mass. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, which devoted to Dr. Seuss, opened on June 3 in his hometown. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) © The Associated Press In this May 4, 2017, photo children play near a bronze statue of a Dr. Seuss character at the The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, in Springfield, Mass. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, which devoted to Dr. Seuss, opened on June 3 in his hometown. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

One of Geisel's stepdaughters says Dr. Seuss "would absolutely be at ease" at the museum.

In this May 4, 2017, photo Leagrey Dimond, stepdaughter of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, stands among art objects and memorabilia at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The new museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

In this May 4, 2017, photo Leagrey Dimond, stepdaughter of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, stands among art objects and memorabilia at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, in Springfield, Mass. The new museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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