Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

You could be forgiven for not knowing the date of March 2. It’s not St. Patrick’s Day, Pulaski Day or Easter–or even Poultry Day. But for families who love bedtime stories and silly rhymes, March 2 is a date to remember. Because on that day, we celebrate Theodor Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, the man responsible for “Green Eggs& Ham,” “The Lorax” and countless other books that probably have a place of honor on your bookshelf.

If you go

The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery

Water Tower Place

835 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor

drseussgallery.com

 

So what better way to laud the man behind “The Cat in the Hat” than to visit Chicago’s own gallery in his honor? The Art of Dr. Seuss, conveniently located in Water Tower Place, isn’t your typical art gallery. You can see some of Dr. Seuss’ well-known sketches, pose for a selfie with statues of some of the most beloved characters, and learn a bit about how his past informed his stories and artwork.

If you’re feeling truly mischievous (we have a feeling Dr. Seuss would approve), stop by on March 5: Kids get a paper Seuss-inspired hat to take home. Plus, 10 percent of all purchases goes to a charity, a fitting way to honor a man who did so much for childhood literacy.

If you’re looking to make a splurge, might we suggest the cover of “Happy Birthday to You”? It seems only fitting, after all.

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