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
Prepare to be transported to FUTURES–an immersive museum experience like no other. On view for a limited time, explore the ideas, trends, art, and tech shaping our collective tomorrows in the largest future-focused exhibition ever staged on the National Mall.
Leap into the FUTURES
FUTURES sneak peek
What do you think of when you think of the future? In celebration of the anniversary of our groundbreaking (4/17!), we’re excited to share a new look at our next chapter (big shoutout to the Emmy award-winning artist team Sharp as Knives for helping us bring this FUTURES sneak peek to life).about Hyperloop
Discover the future of travel
Be among the first to marvel at Virgin Hyperloop’s Pegasus pod, which made history in November 2020 when its first passengers completed a successful trial run. With speeds of up to 800 miles per hour, hyperloop travel will be the fastest means of land-based travel yet. Distances that once took months to travel, and now take hours, will require just minutes. Buckle up!about Hyperloop
FUTURES in The Washington Post
““Futures” is a groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibition that will blend art, science, design, history and technology in a celebration of the world’s largest museum complex. Part festival, part exposition, part exhibition, “Futures” was created during a worldwide pandemic — but it nonetheless offers a hopeful glimpse of what lies ahead.”about Futures
– Carl Sagan