SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield and Ozarks Public Television (OPT) will celebrate Read Across America with Seuss Science Day at the Springfield Discovery Center Feb. 23. Admission for the day is discounted at $7 per person and free for children under two years old. Read Across America Seuss Science Day activities are scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and the Discovery Center will be open during normal hours from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The day will include a variety of Dr. Seuss-themed activities relating to different Seuss stories and will feature doctors from Mercy Hospital. Children will also have the opportunity to meet the Cat in the Hat and pose for photos, watch new episodes of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” and hear Dr. Seuss stories read throughout the day, including: “The Tooth Book”; “Hop on Pop”; “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”; “Horton Hatches the Egg”; “The Butter Battle Book” and “McElligot’s Pool.”
“‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!’ is broadcast Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on OPT. The program is designed to help young children learn core science skills to prepare them for success in school, while taking them on ‘Seussian’ adventures that inspire their curiosity,” said Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president of children’s media for PBS.
“Families, schools and communities around the country pay tribute to Dr. Seuss at this time each year and we join them in honoring his legacy with content that encourages kids to explore the world around them.”
The event is sponsored by Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield with additional support provided by the MOST 529 Plan.
For more information, contact Hannah Combs, event coordinator at KSMU, at (417) 836-8894.
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