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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 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 Weekends (timed-ticket reservations required).

View our upcoming programs here.


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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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


Generous support for Education and Public programs is provided by The Leir Foundation; Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; Institute of Museum and Library Services; National Endowment for the Arts; Ridgefield Thrift Shop; The Gage Fund; New England Foundation for the Arts; Connecticut Humanities; and Fairfield County Bank.

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Related Events

January 22, 2022 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Little Ones: They She He Me, Free to Be! - AT CAPACITY

Explore the paintings of Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski in the Museum’s lobby on color, gender, and identity with a family-friendly reading of They She He Me: Free to Be! by Maya Gonzalez and Matthew SG. Then, move to The Studio to create personal identity collages.

January 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Explore! Studio Activity: Karla Knight

Inspired by Karla Knight: Navigator, stop by the Museum's Studio to create your own art, through a self-guided activity with materials and prompts.

January 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Family Tour of Karla Knight: Navigator

Join us at the Museum for a family-friendly, participatory tour of Karla Knight: Navigator, guided by Aldrich Educators!

February 19, 2022

Story Time for Little Ones: Coyote, A Trickster Tale

Explore Indigenous storytelling in Duane Slick: The Coyote Makes the Sunset Better with a family-friendly reading of Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermott in the Museum’s galleries.

February 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Family Tour of Milano Chow: Prima Facie

Join us for a family-friendly, participatory tour of Milano Chow: Prima Facie, guided by Aldrich Educators! Explore Chow’s ornamented mise-en-scènes that seem frozen in time and loaded with disquieting effects, influenced by Surrealism, fashion photography, shop window design, and Hollywood film noir from Chow’s native Los Angeles.