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Children’s Museum of Houston

Dr. Seuss Diffendoofer Day

Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017 – Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017

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We're hosting a Seussical celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday! Grab your party hats and join us for a festive occasion, in celebration of Read Aloud Month and National Reading Awareness Month. Plus, visitors who wear their favorite Dr. Seuss accessories will receive $2 off admission!  Free bookmarks to first 100 children to arrive.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Cat in the Hat Character Appearance: Meet your favorite Cat in the Hat. Event time: All day, throughout the Museum. 
  • Thing 1 & Thing 2 Character Appearance: Don't forget to say hi to thing 1 and thing 2. Event time: All  day, throughout the Museum. 
  • Read Strong All Year Long Bookmarks: Don't miss our free bookmark giveaway. (while supplies last.)
  • Party Hat Giveaway: The first 100 visitors to join the birthday party will receive festive hats to celebrate!  Event Time: 3-4 p.m. in the Kids' Hall Alcove. ( giveaways while supplies last.)
  • Happy Birthday Singing: Join us for Happy Birthday singing . Plus, answer trivia questions and join the birthday dance party! Event Time: 3-4 p.m. in the Kid's Hall Alcove.
  • Tweetle Beetle Battle: Don't miss a rhyming battle between the Fox and the Beetle from the book "Fox in Socks. Event time: 3-4 p.m. in the Kids' Hall Alcove.
  • DJ Dance Party: Don't forget to bust out your best moves after the birthday celebration.
  • Dr. Seuss Read Aloud Storytime:  Event Time:  11:15 a.m., 1:15and 3:15 p.m. in thParent Resource Library.
  • "The Lorax" Movie: Take a break from the birthday celebration and catch one of your favorite Dr. Seuss flicks! Event Time:  12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m.  in the Brown Auditorium.

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

  • Crazy Cactus: Let the prickly pear cactus, the official state plant of Texas, inspire you to create a mixed media work of art at Art Academy.
  • Farm Animal Finger Puppets: Read Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?  Then create finger puppets of farm animals and use them to put on a show at EcoStation.
  • Texas State Symbol Bingo: Get three state symbols in a row to win at Ecostation.
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie: Dance the day away when you fashion your own cowboy boots from a paper bag at Junktion.
  • Parent Resource Library: Listen to the storytelling of Dr. Seuss books and watch the Lorax during the celebration of his birthday at the Library.
  • Free the Animals: Learn more about probability in this hands on, interactive game for older children by freeing animals from cages at Math Cart.
  • One Fish, Two Fish: Toddlers will have the chance to learn counting skills as they pick the correct number of fish out of the fish bowl at Math Cart.
  • Toy Take Apart: Discover how toys light up, make noise and move through this facinating activity at Maker Annex.

***Activities, events and times subject to change.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $5 2 hours - $6 3+ hours - $7 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum of Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum of Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Cafe, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with fresh salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily - all at low prices.

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