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Ozarks Public Television and the Ozarks Regional YMCA are proud to present the 13th Annual Seuss Science day on Saturday, March 2, 2024. 

Since 2012 Ozarks Public Television has proudly honored the legacy of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss by presenting Seuss Science Day - an annual event that encourages kids to explore the world around them. Based on the popular PBS KIDS series, "The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That," the event is designed to help young children develop literacy and core science skills while taking them on Seussian adventures that inspire their curiosity. 

Seuss Science Day provides kids with opportunities to learn through Seuss-themed science demonstrations, get creative with special activities, hear popular Dr. Seuss stories, and meet their favorite Seuss characters. 

What's in store for 2024?

Story Time Stage, sponsored by The Summit Preparatory School

See science demonstrations and hear your favorite Dr. Seuss stories! 

  • 9:15 am Science Presentation with Professor Powers
  • 9:30 am The Cat in the Hat, read by Justin Herrell from the YMCA
  • 10:00 am Horton Hears a Who, read by The Summit Preparatory School representative
  • 10:30 am Oh the Places You’ll Go, read by Springfield-Greene County librarian
  • 11:00 am  Science Presentation with Professor Powers
  • 11:30 am Fox in Socks, read by Amy Jardell from Ozarks Literacy Council
  • 12:00 pm Green Eggs and Ham, read by Michele Skalicky from KSMU
  • 12:30 pmThe Lorax, read by Francis Skalicky from the Missouri Department of Conservation
  • 12:45 pm Science Presentation with Professor Powers


Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, sponsored by Great Southern Bank and Hiland Dairy

Play games, get party favors, and enjoy special birthday treats in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday: March 2, 1904. 

Swag Bags, sponsored by TelComm Credit Union

Each child will receive a bag of special goodies upon arrival, while supplies last. 

STEM Kits, sponsored by Once Upon A Child

Get all the supplies you need to make your own catapult.

Big Rig Area, featuring the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Get an up-close look at tow trucks, fire trucks, police cars, and more.

Appearances by The Cat in the Hat

Say hello to The Cat and snap your own photos to remember the special day. 

13th Annual Seuss Science Day

March 2, 2024 

Pat Jones YMCA, Springfield, MO

9 am - 1 pm

Proceeds from Seuss Science Day support children's educational programming on OPT and the Ozarks Regional YMCA financial assistance fund so that no one be denied access to memberships and services due to financial limitations. 

2024 Participants

These amazing vendors and nonprofits will offer hands-on Seuss-themed S.T.E.A.M. activities for kids to enjoy:

  • Box Blox
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • City of Springfield Environmental Services
  • Dickerson Park Zoo
  • Discovery Garden Montessori School
  • Drury University Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society
  • KY3's Nicolette Zangara
  • Limitless Church
  • MSU Physics, Astronomy, and Material Sciences Department
  • Ozarks Literacy Council
  • Ozarks Public Television
  • Parents’ Cooperative Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Positronic
  • Springfield Community Gardens
  • Springfield Little Theatre
  • Springfield-Greene County Library
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board
  • The Summit Preparatory School
  • Top Tier Travel Group
  • YMCA


Big Rig Area:

  • City of Springfield Environmental Services
  • Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Henry's Towing
  • Mercy Hospital
  • National Guard Armory
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
  • Springfield Fire Department

2024 Sponsors