BOSTON – Aside from William Shakespeare, perhaps no writer in history has crafted as many iconic stories as Dr. Seuss. Writers like J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George R.R. Martin have a massive readership, but each of these built a magical world in which their stories are contained.
Instead of building a universe around The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss (a real person, full name Theodor Seuss Geisel) decided to branch out into myriad stories that have seeped into the cultural consciousness and changed the world of reading for children forever.
From The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Sneetches and Green Eggs and Ham, it seemed like Seuss had the Midas touch when it came to children's literature. Every story he pulled from his brain with his pen was a hit. His success eventually led to the creation of Seuss Landing at the Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure theme park, which has plenty of photogenic locations that Floridians and tourists have used for high-quality Instagram photos.
Now, Boston is going to have a Seuss-tastic place for residents to visit in case they want an Instagram-worthy photo (or, you know, just one for memories as a keepsake) that keeps within the artistic aesthetic of this creative poet.
A traveling exhibit that honors the legacy and stories of Dr. Seuss is debuting on October 26 in Toronto, Canada. Of course, this exhibit (which centers around the Massachusetts native) will also make its way to Boston on the tour. While the Toronto-based details have been made available, Boston's dates with "The Dr. Seuss Experience" have not yet been announced.
The exhibit, which is a product of Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Kilburn Live working together, will feature a number of book-specific rooms to experience, including one Grinch-themed room for the Christmas season.
Among the top experiences included are a three-dimensional Cat in the Hat experience, a maze themed to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, a carousel from If I Ran the Zoo, and recreations of the flora and fauna from The Lorax (Truffula trees) and Horton Hears a Who! (pink clovers).
I don't know about you, but this seems extremely dope to me and as a major Seuss lover, I will definitely be interested in checking it out.