It’s no secret that Dr. Seuss is a famous author loved by many, but perhaps a lesser known fact is when he was born. March 2 is Theodore Seuss Geisel’s birthday, aka Dr. Seuss, and we’ve rounded up six awesome ways you can celebrate his birthday in style.
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…. get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
1. Dr. Seuss is here, there, and everywhere! Celebrate at the Seattle Children’s Museum by reading Dr. Seuss books, learning Seuss inspired sign language, and cooking up some Green Eggs and Ham. The museum is open from 10 a.m-6 p.m and all Dr. Seuss activities are included with regular priced admission.
2. Birthdays only come around once a year, so they should be celebrated more than one day, right? We couldn’t agree more which is why we think the Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island has the right idea. Join them on Monday, March 3 to decorate Cat in the Hat cut-outs; on Wednesday, March 5 to graph Red Fish Blue Fish; on Thursday, March 6 to read Dr. Seuss books and make crafts; and on Friday, March 7 to make Oobleck. Pick your favorite or quadruple the fun and go every day!
3. Head to Barnes and Noble for story time, fun activities and drawings for cool prizes all centered around you-know-who. Activities offered at three separate locations.
March 2: 11 a.m at Pacific Place 600 Pine St.
March 2: 2 p.m in Bellevue 626 106th Ave N.E.
March 3: 11 a.m. at Northgate Mall 401 N.E. Northgate Way.
4. Channel your inner Picasso and celebrate in the art studio at Imagine Children’s Museum with Dr. Seuss 3 Times the Fun. Open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
5. The National Theatre’s production of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is playing at the Tacoma Music Pavilion and is not to be missed. See your fave characters come to life in this lively, engaging play designed for the whole family. Runs February 22-March 2. Tickets are $29 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under.
“I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them Sam-I-am. You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may I say.”
6. Introduce your kiddos to a Dr. Seuss culinary delight, green eggs and ham of course! Located in Pike Place Market, a must-try is The Crumpet Shop, open daily until 4 p.m. If you’re in the Madrona neighborhood, check out Hi Spot Cafe. Not a morning person? No problem, Hi Spot Cafe serves breakfast until 2:30 p.m on Sundays. Or another great option is Cafe Parco in Madison Park where brunch is served until 3 p.m.
How will you celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday? Let us know in the comments section below.
– Allison Rasmussen, photos and words