Monday, August 15, 2016

The Art of Doctor Seuss at Dow Gardens

Yesterday we took a trip to Midland to visit Dow Gardens.  Specifically, we went to see a traveling exhibit of outdoor sculptures based on the books of Dr. Seuss.  This exhibit contains six sculptures of some of Dr. Seuss's best known characters.  

My favorite Dr. Seuss character is The Lorax.   He greets you immediately as you enter the garden.

The Grinch and his dog Max are located on an island near the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio.

Dr. Seuss's most famous character The Cat in the Hat is (fittingly) found in the Children's Garden.

Horton the Elephant from Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg can be found near the trail that leads to the barn and conservatory.

Sam-I-Am from the book Green Eggs and Ham is located in the herb garden near "The Pines" (the home of Herbert and Grace Dow).

The final sculpture is of Yertle the Turtle.  It can be found in the Streamwalk section of the garden.

If you are a currently a child, or have ever been a child, you should visit Dow Garden's without delay.  The gardens are not going anywhere, but the sculptures will only remain on display until September 1st!  There is also an exhibit of Dr. Seuss's art on display at the Midland Center for the Arts (running until September 3rd).  The Midland Center for the Arts is located right next door to Dow Gardens.

Admission to Dow Gardens is only $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children aged 6 - 17, and children ages 5 and under are admitted for free.  The gardens are currently open 9:00AM to 8:30PM (now through Labor Day.

The Lorax appears to be picking my pocket!

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