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May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw 

What if the future of sports could be an equal playing field? What would a sports world look like where everyone has the opportunity to join in? Come outside and play at AIB for FUTURES Field Day to find out! 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.  

We’re creating the Field Day we dreamed of as kids, where wellness and community matter as much as physical conditioning, a place with lower barriers to entry and access to a quality athletic experience, where gender is not a pre-determining factor to what sport you can play, or how successful where you can be. FUTURES Field Day is a where joy and uplifting each other is an essential part of your athletic journey.  

In partnership with the NFL and the NFL Players Association, we’re bringing you interactive panels with experts changing the game, a FUTURES Sports Camp, mini-career workshops on refereeing, announcing, and more; craft zones, a wacky obstacle course, fun and friendly Field Games, a sports movie on the National Mall, and more.  


Check out our FUTURES Field Day schedule for a list of exciting on-the-field and off-the-field activities. All activities are planned for inside the Arts + Industries Building, and on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets SW.

10am – 5pm | Jump into our FUTURES Sports Camp to practice an array of athletic drills with experienced coaches, trainers, and professional athletes, including NFL players and NFL Legends 

-Find a buddy and join in our collaborative United Fray Play Space with field games 

-Get creative and explore our future of sports craft zones inside and outside 

-Relax and recharge in Kaleidoscopic Home, a sculptural play installation by artist duo Tin & Ed and Space10, Ikea’s experimental branch 

11am – 1pm | Tune in for Fair Play: Women in Sports Show and Tell celebrating the careers of dynamic women in sports through interactive talks and demos 

1:30pm – 2pm | Rehydrate and amp it up for our Halftime Show Pep Rally performance 

8:30pm | Grab a blanket and cool down during our outdoor sports movie screening on the National Mall 

FUTURES Field Day is made possible by the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association.


May 28
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building
900 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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