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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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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.

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


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.