Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss! Now Open at UC San Diego | NBC 7 San Diego

Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss! Now Open at UC San Diego



    UC San Diego (Dolores Davies)
    One sample hat at the Hats Off! exhibition, a curly straw hat.

    The many hats of Dr. Seuss will be on display in the Geisel Library in time for the writer’s birthday.
    Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Opens at the Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus Tuesday, Feb. 24 and goes to March 22.

    The exhibition features a selection of 26 original hats from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s personal collection on a “hat closet.”

    The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on March 2, the day of Dr. Seuss’ annual birthday celebration at noon. On March 2, the exhibition will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

    Dr. Seuss’ love of hats dates back to his childhood. Throughout the years, he was known to put on a hat to help him solve a problem or to stimulate creativity. His collection of hats swelled to more than 200 hats over his lifetime.

    "We are thrilled that some of Ted Geisel's amazing hats will be here for members of the campus and local communities to see, especially during the campus' annual Dr. Seuss birthday celebration on March 2," said Lynda Claassen, director of UC San Diego Library's Special Collections & Archives, in a statement. "It is only fitting to have the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss exhibit here, in the Library that was named for Ted Geisel and houses his personal papers, original art, photographs, and other materials."

    For more information on the exhibit, visit the website.