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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Weekend!

Saturday, February 29 @ 10:00 am - Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration & Read Across America Day 

You can find magicwherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”  Dr. Seuss said it best, there’s no need to contest.

We’ll read, learn, and play, shout, “hip-hip-hooray!” In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we are celebrating all weekend long with classic stories, whacky activities, and special appearances by some of your favorite characters. 

Purpose Behind the Play: Number concepts through counting, patterning, and arranging. STEAM concepts including inquiry through observation and prediction and trial and error. Practice with self-regulation.  

  • Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary)Dr. Seuss Cat Hat> Hats can be floppy, colorful and cool! Today we will make a hat using paper and bright colors that is inspired by the classic story The Cat in the Hat. We will learn about shapes, lines, and patterns to create hats we can wear in the city! 
  • Character Visits: Cat in the Hat & Thing 1 & Thing 2: “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss out as Dr. Seuss characters prance about throughout the day on our museum floor. (Character times will vary.)
  • Sensational Story Times 
  • Growing Up Great Game (3:00 pm): Copy Cat > One of our Pretendgineers will lead children in a fun game of Copy Cat. In this game children will use their memories and bodies to copy that moves that they see demonstrated.

Grown-up Tip: Children who regularly hear stories read aloud develop the foundation for literacy which includes the motivation to read. This is a key element for school success.  Through reading your child will learn vocabulary and language how print works, letters and words and phonemic awareness. An added plus is the quality time you will be sharing with your child. 

About Dr. Seuss:

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read. Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904.

RSVP:    Not required; Purchase tickets here.

Fee:    Included with museum admission 


Saturday, February 29 @ 10:00 am
Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.