Museum celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday - - Jackson, MS

Museum celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Reading was fun for children who joined in celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday Saturday.

Hundreds of families gathered at the Mississippi Children's Museum to honor the works of the noted author.

Hours of fun filled the Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Extravaganza.

The museum is working to increase literacy rates among children.

The event promoted fun for kids and also encouraged them to find fun in reading.

Little ones also made hats from the Cat in the Hat tale.

Others took pictures with some of the Dr. Seuss characters.

Many also enjoyed the various play stations inside of the museum, which offered them plenty of exercise.

"We want to make sure that children and families develop a lifelong love of reading and books together, and we think we do that in a fun and creative way that just engages children and helps them get into the books," said Elaina Jackson, Director of Development and Marketing at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Kids and their families marked Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday.

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