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Important Update

The Museum is closed for installation and will reopen on June 6.

Children and Family Programs

The Aldrich offers a variety of in-person and virtual engagement opportunities for families, inviting peer-to-peer learning and intergenerational exchange. Join us for Story Time for Little Ones, Family Tours, Poetry, Aldrich-at-Home Activities, and more.

Family Programs

The Museum offers the opportunity for families with children of all ages to connect with Aldrich Educators and explore works of art together in-person and over live video chat through a variety of programs, offered for free during the Third week of every month in conjunction with our free admission Third Saturdays (timed-ticket reservations required).

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Scouts

We support our local scout troops by hosting scout visits to the Museum, often in support of completing a specific badge or patch.

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Aldrich-at-Home

Explore creative activities that you can make from the comfort of your own home! Designed by the Museum's Education team and inspired by The Aldrich's present and past exhibitions, a new Aldrich-at-Home activity is shared for free on the third Friday of each month through our email newsletter.

Join our mailing list to receive new Aldrich-at-Home activities.

Download all Aldrich at Home activities here.

Are there specific activities that you'd like to see or have questions about? Contact Lorena Sferlazza, Education Manager, at lsferlazza@thealdrich.org.

Funders

Generous support for Education and Public Programs is provided by Bank of America; Connecticut Humanities; The Cowles Charitable Trust; David T. Langrock Foundation; Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; Fairfield County Bank; Gage Fund; Goldstone Family Foundation; The Leir Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and Ridgefield Thrift Shop.

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Related Events

May 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

Outdoor Clay Play! (Session 1)

Join us for a family-friendly, art-making workshop inspired by nature, outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden! Together with Aldrich Educators, learn about artist Alice Aycock’s sculpture practice, whose work will be exhibited in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Then, create your own land art piece with clay and natural materials to take home, inspired by Aycock’s exploration of the earth’s surface.

May 28, 2022 at 11:30 am

Outdoor Clay Play! (Session 2)

Join us for a family-friendly, art-making workshop inspired by nature, outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden! Together with Aldrich Educators, learn about artist Alice Aycock’s sculpture practice, whose work will be exhibited in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Then, create your own land art piece with clay and natural materials to take home, inspired by Aycock’s exploration of the earth’s surface.

June 18, 2022 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Little Ones: I Will Be Fierce

Together, we’ll explore artwork in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone through mindful looking and a family-friendly reading of I Will be Fierce by Bea Birdsong. Then, we'll head to The Studio with Aldrich Educators to create your very own painted affirmation posters inspired by the art and story.*

July 11, 2022

Camp Aldrich: Week 1

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and practicing artists!

Week 1 (Grades 1-3): July 11 to July 15, 2022

July 18, 2022

Camp Aldrich: Week 2

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and practicing artists!

Week 2 (Grades 1-3): July 18 to July 22, 2022

July 25, 2022

Camp Aldrich: Week 3

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and practicing artists!

Week 3 (Grades 4-6): July 25 to July 29, 2022

August 1, 2022

Camp Aldrich: Week 4

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and practicing artists!

Week 4 (Grades 4-6): August 1 to August 5, 2022