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Important Update

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; Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation; 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; Ridgefield Thrift Shop; and Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

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Related Events

December 17, 2022

Story Time for Little Ones: Nature is an Artist - AT CAPACITY

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore how we can be inspired by nature as we read Nature is an Artist by Jennifer Lavallee and learn about how Reeva Potoff uses elements of nature, like insects and mold, in her artwork. Then, we will move to the Museum studio to create our very own patterns inspired by the environment!

January 21, 2023 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Kids: The Boy with Flowers in His Hair

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will read The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis and explore the largescale sculpture, Daisy Chain, by Kathleen Ryan. Then, we will move to the Museum’s Studio to create our very own flower chains made with everyday materials!

February 18, 2023 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Kids: The Shape of Home

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will read The Shape of Home by Rashin Kheiriyeh and explore how Hangama Amiri uses textiles to tell stories of her homeland, Afghanistan. Then, we will move to the Museum’s Studio to create our very own fabric collages!