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
Talk to the future
Share a message for the future with the Hi, How R U ? 😎 holo-capsule portal. This next-generation time capsule will transform your avatar into a holo-recording to be saved for the future to discover, or connect you in real-time to visitors to a paired portal in Doha, Qatar.about the holo bar
World-building with Marvel Studios’ Eternals
How can movie worlds help us imagine the future? Creative vision meets new cinema tech in costumes (and behind-the-scenes details!) from the just-released Marvel Studios’ Eternalsabout costumes
Thanks for an incredible opening weekend!
To those who joined us for FUTURES Remixed, it was an opening celebration like no other! Thank you for creating, exploring, and celebrating with us (and Bill Nye, HBO Max’s Legendary, and Kal Penn…just to name a few). Missed out on the celebration or want to relive it? Check out the link below for recordings.about opening
– Carl Sagan