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Jane Cafritz Wants To Build A Children's Museum At Fort Totten

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Jane Cafritz speaking at a Bisnow event in 2016 with Baker Tilly's Todd Stokes

Since the National Children's Museum closed in 2014, DC developer Jane Cafritz has lamented the lack of a museum for kids in the nation's capital. 

Cafritz is now planning to create one at her Fort Totten development and will debut the children's museum with a temporary exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery opening this month, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The museum will be called Explore! and will target children from 18 months to 8 years old. The temporary exhibit, opening Jan. 28, will be hands-on and allow kids to create their own portraits.

The Portrait Gallery exhibit will be open for a year, aiming to drum up support for the full museum. The permanent museum would be built at Cafritz's Art Place at Fort Totten, a three-building 520-unit project delivering in Q2 this year