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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.

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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.

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Download all Aldrich at Home activities here.


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, Office of the Arts; Fairfield County Bank; Gage Fund; Goldstone Family Foundation; The Leir Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Pamela F. and Robert J. Morganti Charitable Foundation; Ridgefield Rotary Club; Ridgefield Thrift Shop; The Ruth Krauss Foundation; Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; and Wadsworth Russell Lewis Trust Fund.

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Related Events

October 21, 2023 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Kids: I Really Want the Cake

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore how artist Yvette Mayorga creates bubblegum pink paintings inspired by the sweet treats her mother made when she worked as a baker after immigrating to the US. Then, we will read I Really Want the Cake by Simon Philip and move to the Museum’s Studio to create our own artwork!