One of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved characters is about to hit the small screen, and the public is invited to help celebrate the premiere this weekend. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” will air on PBS starting September 6, and the National Aquarium in downtown DC is one of many venues across the nation where viewers can get an early introduction to the show on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 & 5.
The Aquarium may seem an odd place for a cat, but the locale actually mirrors the science themes of the program. And the event will echo that with science-related scavenger hunts, story times, and screenings of the show. There will also be character appearances and a chance to meet the cartoon stars.
The event runs both days from 10am – 4pm. The event itself is free, but admission to the Aquarium is $8/ages 11 and up, $4/ages 3- 11, free for kids under 3. The National Aquarium is located at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, in the lower level of the Dept. of Commerce Building.