Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Look into the unique world of contemporary art at this museum! Exhibits are learner-friendly, and inquiry-based. Groups can reserve a guided tour in which they will explore current exhibits, engage in discussion, and experience hands-on the materials used by the artists on display. STEAM tours, art, and writing activities options foster cross-disciplinary connections. Young learners can arrange a one-hour visit that includes discussion about a specific exhibit, the reading of a storybook related to the art, and a hands-on activity. 
  
Address: 258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Fairfield County. Tel: 203-438-4519. Email: grouptours@aldrichart.org. Website: www.aldrichart.org. Hrs: Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.
 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue