run dates: February 28 to March 8
The first children's book Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, ever wrote, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 27 publishers. Seuss was so fed up with being denied that he almost burned the manuscript. Thankfully, he didn't. Now, one out of every four American children receives one of Seuss's works as his or her first book. To mark Dr. Seuss's 109th birthday, the Children's Museum is hosting Seuss-ical Celebration, a weeklong schedule of activities for young readers. At the museum's Inventor's Workshop, kids can create Cat in the Hat-apults using household objects, and visitors who want to Hear a Who Like Horton can craft giant elephant ears to wear. More craft activity stations will dot the museum, including one for a flip-book featuring Gerald McBoing Boing, another for pop-up birthday cards and a messy station for ooey-gooey Oobleck experiments.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 28. Continues through March 8, 2013