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January 25, 2017

Free children’s museum pop-up opens at National Portrait Gallery - WTOP

With its peaceful and pristine hallways that are decorated with historic paintings and photographs, the National Portrait Gallery may not be the first destination that comes to mind as a place for kids to play. But that’s about to change.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the museum will open its new interactive children’s exhibit, called “Explore! With the Portrait Gallery.” Inside the first-floor space, little ones can experiment with silhouettes, pose for a digitally projected portrait or play Picasso using blocks, magnets and felt cutouts to construct faces.