The National Portrait Gallery has opened its first-ever space dedicated to children. “In Explore! with the Portrait Gallery,” kids can experiment with portraiture in an age-appropriate way to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?” Young visitors are able to trace each other’s silhouettes, strike a pose for a projected video art piece and experiment with expression and emotion by building faces out of illustrated blocks. It is intended for children ages 18 months to 8 years old accompanied by an adult. All ages welcome. No reservation required. The National Portrait Gallery is at Eighth and F Streets, NW. npg.si.edu.