Behind Cindy Lou Who, the Lorax, the Cat in the Hat, and many more lovable cartoon characters from people's childhoods, there was a whimsical writer from Springfield, Massachusetts. Now, fans of Dr. Seuss will be able to explore a museum dedicated to the real-life author and the fantastical worlds of his writings when it opens in his hometown on June 3.

As Travel + Leisure reports, the Dr. Seuss museum is the first permanent museum celebrating the legacy of Theodor Geisel. The exhibits starts with a look at Geisel’s own childhood, which includes replicas of the home where he grew up, the zoo where his father worked, and the bakery his grandparents owned.

Farther into the museum, visitors will enter Readingville. This section highlights the works of Dr. Seuss through word games and murals inspired by art from the original books. The second floor of the museum showcases personal items that once belonged to the writer, including Geisel’s drawing table, childhood stuffed animal, original paintings, and his collection of hats and bowties.

Opening day kicks off with the "Cavalcade of Conveyances"—a Seuss-themed parade that will march down Mulberry Street in Springfield in the morning of June 3. Seussian events and activities will continue in the town through the month of June.

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]