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
Experience the Moon in VR
Calling all space enthusiasts, we’re going to the moon on May 19th! Take a “lunar selfie” on Instagram or strap on a headset at our FUTURES Play Lab and prepare for landing with “Moonwalk,” our new immersive journey to the lunar surface in partnership with Meta.about the experience
Meet our May Futurist-in-Residence
Hila the Killa is an Eco-Rapper who performs as Planet Earth and writes songs and makes videos about ecological topics such as; trees, vegetables, compost, water, and reducing plastic waste. Don’t miss her upcoming performance at AIB!about her
FUTURES Field Day
Come outside and play at AIB for FUTURES Field Day on May 28th! We invite ALL play enthusiasts to join us for a Saturday of fun activities that will get your body moving while exploring an inclusive, uplifting, and intentional future of sports.about events
– Carl Sagan