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MSI Exhibit Showcases The Mind Of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Exhibit

A reading at the opening of the new exhibit, “There’s Fun to Be Done! Dr. Seuss and the Art of Invention” at the Museum of Science and Industry, featuring “Thing 2″ of “The Cat in the Hat” fame. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It doesn’t matter whether you like green eggs and ham, or whether you can recite tongue-twisters about Tweetle Beetles, or whether your name is Dave or “Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate.”

The Museum of Science and Industry says there is no doubt you’ll be blown away by “the thinks you can think” as you explore the wacky mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most people as the legendary Dr. Seuss.

The museum’s new temporary exhibit, “There’s Fun to Be Done! Dr. Seuss and the Art of Invention” opened Thursday morning. The exhibit examines Dr. Seuss’ life with a display of his artistic output, including early editorial cartoons, drawings, ads, paintings and sculptures.

The exhibit also features hands-on activities based upon on Dr. Seuss’ innovative thinking, including an opportunity to play with Oobleck, that sticky green fictional precipitation that nearly laid waste to the Kingdom of Didd. You can also design your own contraption using an assortment of Dr. Seuss-style wheels, horns and tubes.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Mass., in 1904, and published 46 children’s books in his career, beginning on And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. He died in 1991.

The exhibit opened Thursday morning, and will close on Jan. 8 of next year. So hurry down to the MSI, before Bim and Ben’s bent brooms break.