In case you didn’t have children (or weren’t a super nerd like me), March 2nd is the birthday of Mr. Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. And every year , The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido holds an event to celebrate Mr. Cat in the Hat himself as well as “Read Across America Day”. I personally love Dr. Seuss (probably way more than my kids) so I was super stoked to learn about this event! I’m also a huge fan of this museum so I was super duper stoked when I found out that a Dr. Seuss event was being held at this venue. Bonus: the museum offers half price admission for military families! Score!
It was a fairly crowded day due to the event, but not crazy packed. Parking was a bit difficult, but I later learned that more parking was available at the nearby Center for the Arts. For those of you that don’t know, parking is minimal in San Diego. I’m pretty sure it’s the city’s goal to make everyone take public transportation. And my first rule for parallel parking is to park someplace else. I probably could do a whole ‘nother post on the parking sitch around here, but anywho…I digress. Luckily, it was a nice day so I didn’t mind walking a few blocks. Once we checked in, we found fun activities inspired from various Dr. Seuss books spread all throughout the museum.
I liked that they offered activities for various ages and the staff was super friendly and helpful. There was even a visit from a special friend! What up!
Besides the special activities and programs, the museum offers tons of fun areas for kids to exercise their creativity and imagination muscles. I really like that this museum encourages so much exploration, sensory, and pretend play both indoors and outdoors. Also, the museum periodically chooses a country for the kids to explore. This month is Korea.
In addition to the activities, a volunteer from Words Alive came to read stories to all of the kids for this special event. It’s a great organization with a mission to create a love for reading in both children and families all over San Diego County. P.S. They are looking for volunteers! This would be a great opportunity for book lovers and those looking to get experience in the education field.
-Dr. Bronner’s full-size soap sample. This soap has so many uses! Check out all of the benefits here. *This item wasn’t part of the event, it was just something the museum was giving out this day.
-Free coffee *The museum always offers free coffee. ❤
Overall, I would say this was a successful event! My kids had an amazing time and I was able to socialize with some other great moms. I’m sure I will be posting more about this awesome museum in the future!
So in honor of National Read Across America Day, I will leave you with this Dr. Seuss quote from one of my fave books, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Happy 112th Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Also, if you are ever in La Jolla go see the “Dr. Seuss” tree in Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Supposedly this tree along with other plants and animals in the area inspired some of his works. His widow still resides in their La Jolla home and he is honored all over San Diego County.