Calling all time travelers
We can’t wait to welcome you to the FUTURES.
This FREE time-traveling museum experience is your guide to a vast array of interactives, artworks, technologies, and ideas that glimpse humanity’s next chapter. Dream big with us.
Your safety is our top priority. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask during their visit. Learn more about the Smithsonian’s guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.
THROUGH JULY 6, 2022
Open Thursday through Sunday 10 AM—5:30 PM
Extended hours Fridays and Saturdays until 7 PM
FREE, No Tickets Required
We recommend arriving via Earth-friendly transit:
Find us on the National Mall at 900 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC.
Ride a bike
Ride to the FUTURES in style with our unicorn Capital Bikeshare bike! Bike racks are located on the northwest corner of AIB, near the Smithsonian Castle and several Capital Bikeshare docks are nearby.
Take your Spaceship
Spaceships are welcome, but there is limited street parking available for gravity-bound vehicles.
Hop in a Wormhole
We’re only .0001 seconds away from anywhere! Take your closest cosmic bridge right to our front door.
Enhance Your Visit
Here are some tips and tricks to make your intergalactic trip with us even more enjoyable:
Enjoy free drop-in tours at 12 PM and 2 PM every day. Guided tours are available daily at 10:30 AM for school and community groups of 10-40 individuals. Submit your tour request here.
Check out a Polyglot from the Welcome Desk, a new type of multilingual audio guide, designed by artist and scientist Dr. Kate Stone. Just touch the conductive ink to get started. Available in English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish.
You’ll find lots of seating, and areas to chat in FUTURES, ideal for small groups and families. You can also borrow a lightweight folding stool at the Welcome Desk.
Kids are especially welcome in the future! FUTURES is colorful and open, with lots of chances to touch, try, and play. AIB is feeding-friendly, so you’ll find ample seating for breastfeeding or make use of our family restroom. Baby changing stations are also available in all restrooms. Strollers are welcome throughout AIB.