Museum of Science and Industry

Dr. Seuss & The Art of Invention Member Preview

October 14, 2011 |

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Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • October 14, 2011
  • Time:
  • 5:30 PM
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Temporary Exhibit East
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  • Cost:
  • Reservations with member free special exhibition tickets are required. (See details below.) Parking for the event is free.
  • Register Online

Event runs from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Brain Food Court open until 8 p.m.

A night for members to let loose with Dr. Seuss!

You’ll be amazed by “the thinks you can think” when you explore the mind and ideas of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creative genius better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. There’s Fun to Be Done! Dr. Seuss & The Art of Invention examines the singular imaginative force behind a bevy of fanciful people, places, creatures and things beloved by generations.

This temporary exhibit celebrates the life and art of Dr. Seuss, chronicling the common artistic links appearing in his work. See his multi-faceted talent at work through this collection of early editorial cartoons, drawings, advertisements, paintings and sculptures. Then get ready for whimsical, hands-on activities that focus on Dr. Seuss’s innovative thinking.

Special Lecture by William Dreyer

Join us for a lecture given by the curator of the exhibition, William Dreyer, at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.

Make your reservations online!

Members must make reservations using their free, special exhibition tickets. Tickets are for timed entry. Tickets to this event may go faster than a scraggle-foot Mulligatawny, so please register by October 13. However, members at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels may use their special exhibition tickets for any date during the exhibition's run—October 13, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

Members receive

Additional tickets may also be purchased at the reduced member’s rate up to the admit number on your membership card. You must be a current member when you reserve tickets, as well as on the date you view the exhibit. New and rejoining members, please allow up to three business days for activation of your membership before making reservations.

Reservations may also be made by phone at (773) 684-1414, or by visiting the Members Desk or Members Lounge on your next visit. No tickets will be mailed. Your name will appear on a guest list at the event entry.

TM & © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.
Retrospective Art and Sculpture Garden Exhibition portions organized by Chase Art Companies and curator, William W. Dreyer.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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