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Children and Family Programs

The Aldrich offers a variety of opportunities for families, inviting peer-to-peer learning and intergenerational exchange. Join us for Story Time for Little Ones, All Ages Discovery Tours, Activities in the Studio, 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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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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Related Events

July 20, 2024 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Kids: Ada and the Galaxies by Anna Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore the work of artist Esther Ruiz, who uses everything from seashells to stars in the sky to influence her sculptures. Then, we will read Ada and the Galaxies by Anna Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv and illustrated by Susanna Chapman. Finally we will move to The Studio to create our own ocean and galaxy scenes using real shells and rocks!

August 17, 2024 at 10:30 am

Story Time for Kids: Olu and Greta by Diana Ejaita

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time! Together, we will explore the work of artist Layo Bright, who makes sculptures of glass, oftentimes inspired by her family from Nigeria. Then, we will read Olu and Greta, written and illustrated by Diana Ejaita. Finally, we will move to The Studio to create our own paper cutouts inspired by the book’s fabulous illustrations!