An Interactive Dr. Seuss Exhibit is Debuting in Toronto this Fall

Oh, the places you’ll go! After reading this article, we bet that one place you’ll be going this fall is the Dr. Seuss Experience exhibit in Mississauga. That’s right — an all-new, interactive Dr. Seuss-themed exhibition is debuting in the Greater Toronto Area this month. More specifically, the exhibit, dubbed the Dr. Seuss Experience, will be opening on October 26, 2019 at Square One Shopping Centre.

Described as an “imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss,” this never-before-seen, 15,000 square foot exhibit promises to transport visitors into the multitude of vibrant, visually stunning Dr. Seuss worlds. Themed rooms will make up the bulk of the exhibition, with each room channeling a different Dr. Seuss classic.

The official website specifically mentions that guests will have the opportunity to “swing among truffula trees from The Lorax,” meander through a maze of suspended balloons à la Oh, the Places You’ll Go, become part of a circus (complete with a whimsical working carousel) inspired by If I Ran the Circus!, and take a walk among a field of fuchsia pink clovers from Horton Hears a Who!.

Image via: Square One

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the masterminds behind the upcoming exhibition, have also confirmed that there will be rooms based on The Cat in the Hat, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, The Sneetches and Other Stories, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the latter of which will be on display during the holiday season only).

In addition to visual wonder and promoting literacy among children, Dr. Seuss Enterprises plans to use the exhibition to espouse some of the many important lessons learned from the books, such as environmental consciousness in The Lorax or the messages about tolerance in The Sneetches and Other Stories.

This exhibit is over two years in the making and is being produced in partnership with the Los-Angeles based entertainment company Kilburn Live.

Image via: Square One

Mississauga, Ontario is the travelling exhibition’s first stop on its North American tour. Although the end date is still to be determined, you can expect it to close up shop in Toronto by the new year, at which point it will make its way to Houston, Boston, and Seattle. (Note that the creators of the event have confirmed that themed rooms will change based on the city, so if you love the Toronto exhibition, it may be worth booking a family trip to Boston!).

For a dose of childhood nostalgia mixed with majorly Instagram-worthy settings, look no further than the Dr. Seuss Experience, opening October 26, 2019.

Tickets for the highly anticipated event are on sale now. Get yours before they’re gone!

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.