Welcome to the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building
A home for the future-curious
We welcome all dreamers, makers, and changers of tomorrow to imagine a more exciting, equitable, and sustainable future.
New + Next
Join us Wednesday, July 6th as we open the doors to FUTURES one last time for an epic bash worthy of the next millennia!
FUTURES Forward>> Closing Celebration
Listen + Watch
Did you know that FUTURES programs are available to watch anytime? Check out our panels, lectures, and more all from the comfort of your homewatch
Meet Your Future Guide
What do you see when you imagine the year 2050? Introducing Your Future Guide—a first-of-its-kind digital museum interactive combining technology with Smithsonian storytelling to invite you on a tour of the year 2050. Read more about it on Mashable!learn more
Meet our June Futurist-in-Residence
We’re excited to learn from Futurist Catie Cuan who is a dancer, choreographer, and researcher whose work focuses on dance and robotics. Due to COVID with the robot engineer team, her adapted performance will proceed without in-person robots at our closing celebration on July 6.about events
– Carl Sagan