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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.

Creative Kits

The Aldrich offers seasonal Creative Kits for purchase to bring the Museum home to young artists and families. Included are a variety of both familiar and unexpected art-making materials, as well as prompts and activities inspired by the Museum's exhibitions to foster creative play, curiosity, and problem-solving.

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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Related Events

October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Halloween Storytelling

You are invited to join educator and storyteller Jane Steinman for a fun, family friendly evening of Halloween storytelling! Jane will tell two participatory stories.

November 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Virtual Family Tour: ArtWrite

Take a deep dive into Genesis Belanger’s exhibition Through the Eye of the Needlefrom the comfort of your own home!

December 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Virtual Poetry: Capturing “The Now”

Contemporary artists and writers react to the world around them by creating works with the power to capture—and perhaps even change—“the now.”

December 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones

Gather your little ones around the holidays for a festive Virtual Story Time inspired by the stars!