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Important Update

Children and Family Programs

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

Virtual 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.

Aldrich at Home: Creative Kits, Fall 2020 Edition

Available Beginning Friday, November 27th

Bring the Museum and art-making home for the holidays with this season’s Aldrich at Home: Creative Kits! These kits include a 70-page booklet of activities, images, and prompts, inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions, and filled with a range of 2-D and 3-D art-making materials. Each kit is $40 (or $36 for Aldrich members) and will be available starting Friday, November 27thfor curbside pick-up at the Museum, or shipping to your home for an additional fee. Creative Kits can be purchased online here. Please contact Lorena Sferlazza, Education Assistant, at lsferlazza@thealdrich.org with any questions.

A Gift that Gives Back

Each family who purchases an Aldrich at Home: Creative Kit will be invited to a Virtual Culmination Celebration on Thursday, January 20th at 4 pm, where participants can share their artwork and make new friends.

Additionally, every purchase of a Creative Kit will help support The Aldrich’s continued partnership with Danbury Grassroots Academy, to provide free Creative Kits to their students in the service-oriented, year-round program that emphasizes education, character, and wellness for at-risk, area youth.

Birthday Parties

We offer unique virtual birthday party experiences to celebrate the interests and passions of the birthday child.

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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 Assistant, at lsferlazza@thealdrich.org.

Funders

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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