JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) hosted its 11th annual “Dr. Seuss’ Silly Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 26th.
The museum hosted the birthday of Dr. seuss
“DR. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd, so we always celebrate on the Saturday before, just to encourage a love of reading, an enthusiasm and a safe place to read,” said Monique Ealey, director of education and programs at MCM.
Families had the opportunity to visit the museum dressed up as some of their favorite Dr. seuss
“We saw a lot of hats, suits, t-shirts,” Ealey said.
Parents said their little ones can’t wait to dress up and be a part of the celebration.
“I have a preschooler and a two year old. You like Dr. Seuss and all his stuff so they wanted to see all the crafts and characters. They like ‘The Lorax’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who,'” said parent Nicole Edwards.
“Thing One”, “Thing Two” and “The Cat in the Hat” took photos with guests throughout the day. Activities at the event included a scavenger hunt, crafts and opportunities to buy books from Dr. to read Seuss. Kids were even allowed to try green eggs and ham, as featured in Dr. Seuss’ famous book Green Eggs and Ham.
The event was not only fun for children and their families, but also gave the children an opportunity to learn various scientific facts.