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Seuss Science Day is coming back in Spring 2021… and this year it’s OUTDOORS and FREE!

Is it going to rain? We don’t know if it will… 

But Seuss Science Day is going on still!


Seuss Science Day is happening RAIN or SHINE! We are watching the weather very closely and are prepared to move the event inside the Pat Jones YMCA to the gymnasium in the event of rain.


If we must move inside, we will be extra diligent about COVID safety protocols including masking, social distancing, establishing a traffic flow, and capacity limits so everyone can have a safe day of play!

At The Pat Jones YMCA

Ozarks Public Television and the Ozarks Regional YMCA are partnering together to present “Seuss Science Day” on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 10am-2pm. This FREE fun-filled family event will be held outdoors at the Pat Jones YMCA, and feature Seuss-themed activities, Dr. Seuss story times, visits from Seuss characters, and more family fun!

Want to be a sponsor or vendor at the event? Click here for more information. Please note that Seuss Science Day is an interactive children’s event. Sponsors, vendors and non-profit partners should plan an engaging S.T.E.A.M. activity with a Dr. Seuss theme.

About Seuss Science Day:

Since 2012, Ozarks Public Television, in collaboration with community partners, 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 with literacy and core science skills to prepare them for success in school – while taking them on Seussian adventures that inspire their curiosity.

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

2021 Event details: 

Visits from The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax

  • No contact, distanced photo opportunities available
  • Digital photos provided by Focus Photography


Six Seuss titles featured on the story time stage

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go! at 10:30 am
  • The Cat in the Hat at 11 am
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish at 11:30 am
  • Green Eggs and Ham at 12:30 pm
  • The Lorax at 1 pm
  • The Sneetches at 1:30 pm



  • Ozarks Literacy Council
  • Dickerson Park Zoo
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Girl Scouts
  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
  • Missouri State University Department of Physics, Anatomy, and Material Sciences
  • Ozarks Public Television
  • Ozarks Regional YMCA
  • Summit Preparatory School
  • Boys & Girls Clubs


Proceeds from Seuss Science Day support children’s educational programming on OPT and the Ozarks Regional YMCA financial assistance fund.


Click here for volunteer opportunities at Seuss Science Day!


Is it going to rain? We don’t know if it will… But Seuss Science Day is going on still! Seuss Science Day is happening RAIN or SHINE! 

10th Annual Seuss Science Day


Saturday, April 10, 2021


The Basin at Pat Jones YMCA
1901 E. Republic Rd.
Springfield, MO 65804


Sponsor, Vendor and Nonprofit Info


City of Springfield safety protocols will be followed and adhered to throughout the event.