Planning a Visit to The Aldrich
with Your Family
- Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm
- Closed on Mondays and the following major holidays: New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
- Special Holidays: the Museum is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day
- Weather Closings: please check the Web site for Museum closing announcements
- Adults $10, seniors (60+) & college students $5
- Members, K-12 teachers, and children 18 & under FREE
- FREE admission on Tuesdays
- FREE exhibition tours with the price of admission on the first Sunday of every month and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 pm
- FREE admission to shop at the Museum Store every day during Museum hours
- The Aldrich is a Blue Star Museum: free entry for active service military families
You can visit the Museum free with a pass from your town’s public library. Call your library to check on their participation.
The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT, 06877. Click here for directions
You can park your car in the lot adjacent to the Museum. There is no charge for parking.
The main entrance to the Museum at the front plaza is wheelchair accessible. We also have a wheelchair available for checkout at the front desk.
There is a child-size drinking fountain on the first floor by the elevator. Folding stools are available at the information desk.
Changing stations are available in the women’s and the men’s restrooms, which are located on the first floor.
Strollers are allowed in the Museum, or you may store yours in the coatroom behind the information desk on the first floor.
Bring your child’s Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops, their group of friends, or their class to The Aldrich. Click here for more information
Suggestions on How to Enjoy a Museum With Your Child:
- Find out about special events specifically geared towards families.
- Talk to your family about the museum you will be visiting: what kind of exhibitions do they have? What would each family member like to see?
- Check a museum’s Web site for family guides, games, activities, and other online resources.
- Be realistic about the amount of time your child will want to spend in the galleries, and take snack breaks or go outside to a museum’s sculpture garden or outdoor terrace.
- Take advantage of family guides and other materials available in the galleries that describe the exhibitions.
- Be sure to review some simple rules and expectations for behavior in a museum. Most art museums have a “no-touch” policy, and it is always a good idea to walk rather than run.
- Make a safety plan with your children in case you get separated. Decide which museum staff member children should approach for help, and pick a central meeting location.
- Enjoy your visit and participate actively with your children.
Flashless photography is allowed for personal, noncommercial use, except where noted. Flash photography and videography are not allowed in the galleries. Tripods are not allowed.