March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Don't Miss Out On These San Diego Events!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone March 1, 2019

From Green Eggs and Ham to The Grinch Who Stole ChristmasDr. Seuss is synonymous with being a child, or an adult that's a kid at heart.  Where did the real Dr. Seuss live? In America's Finest City, and no one celebrates this beloved author like San Diego check out these fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Geisel Library

Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodore Geisel, and it's only fitting that he  would be remembered with a library. This edifice rises from the grounds of the University of California, San Diego, resembling a spaceship. Architect William Pereira designed the Brutalist/Futurist building, which opened in 1970 as the Central Library. It was renamed The Geisel Library in 1995. The Library's celebration of Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday is on Mar. 1st! You can celebrate and explore the Geisel Library, and enjoy free parking on Tuesday's and Thursdays!
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
Hours vary depending on time of year.

The Legends Gallery

In downtown La Jolla, not far from Geisel's home, is one of two local authorized galleries selling Seuss artwork. (The other, Chuck Jones Gallery, is in the Gaslamp Quarter.) There are bronze sculptures, which includes everything from casual sketches to iconic illustrations. The "Wisdom of the Orient Cat," which appeared on the cover of the book, "The Cat Behind the Hat is also on display. All artwork at the gallery is for sale. On the entry wall are resin casts of Geisel's "Unorthodox Taxidermy" series.  Don't forget to see the painting, "I Dreamed I Was a Doorman at the Hotel del Coronado," demonstrating Giesels ties to San Diego.

Where: 1205 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

The Lorax Tree

Take a walk from Legends Gallery to  Ellen Browning Scripps Park, a waterfront spot that's home to a Monterey Cypress tree that, when viewed from certain angles, looks exactly like a Lorax. Geisel's studio faced the park so it's rumored that this tree inspired him to write the famous story. 

Where: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Dr. Seuss Storytime March 2nd 10:30-11:30 am

Visit the library for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime and make Dr. Seuss inspired crafts. 

University Community Library 4155 Governor Drive San Diego , CA 92122

Make and Take Cat in the Hat Bookmark March 2nd 11:30-5:30 pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday by dropping by and making a Cat in the Hat Bookmark. 

Pacific Beach/Taylor Library 4275 Cass St. San Diego , CA 92109

Storytime with Ms. Ina Dr. Seuss Birthday Special Event March 2nd 12pm-1pm

Celebrate "Read Across America" and Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories and songs.  All ages are welcome.  No registration required.

Mira Mesa Library 8405 New Salem St. San Diego , CA 92126

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