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The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum opens in Massachusetts

UPI News Service, 06/05/2017 

A museum honoring the life and work of children's book author and illustrator Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, has opened in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Named The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the museum features personal items of Geisel's, including his drawing table, that were donated by relatives of the author, and interactive games that children can play that help with reading and vocabulary.

"The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is a permanent, bilingual museum designed to introduce children and their families to the stories of Ted Geisel, promote joy in reading, and nurture specific literacy skills," reads the official description of the museum.

"The 3,200-square-foot first floor exhibition will provide opportunities to explore new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories, and engage in activities that encourage teamwork and creative thinking," it continues.

Over 2,000 fans gathered at the location for the grand opening on Saturday, WWLP reported. The museum is expected to draw visitors from around the world.

Geisel died in 1991 at the age of 87.

He released a number of best-selling children's books under his Dr. Seuss name including "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and many more.

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