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Important Update

Please note: The Museum will be closed on September 19 for a Members-Only preview and September 20 for a private event.

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, and Aldrich-at-Home Activities.

Birthday Parties

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

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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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Aldrich at Home

Explore creative activities inspired by art and artists you can do at home. We’ll be updating this page often with new projects so check back soon! Is there something you want to see or have questions about? Contact Namulen Bayarsaihan, Director of Education, at

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

Related Events

October 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time! Join Aldrich Educator Holly Lapine and Education Assistant Lorena Sferlazza over live video chat for a reading of You Matter.

October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Virtual Family Tour: Spectacular Sculptures

Take a field trip to The Aldrich from the comfort of your home! Join Aldrich Educators for an interactive family tour.

October 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Virtual Poetry: The Secret Life of Everyday Things

The whole family is invited to take part in this intergenerational poetry “playshop” led by Aldrich educator Barb Jennes.

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.