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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Into The Future of Fashion

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

“The future of fashion is creative, collaborative, and circular.” - Eleanor Turner, CEO & Founder, The Big Favorite   Get your futuristic OOTD (outfit of the day) ready for an evening trip into a sustainable, equitable and inclusive future of fashion! AIB is convening some of fashion’s most innovative designers, thought leaders and brands through a magical melding of runway, […]

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Fridays @ FUTURES: Rose Garden FUTURES

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Start your weekend off right every Friday with a generous helping of fun and surprising brain snacks. FUTURES is open late, plus bonus drop-in tours and special guests. Join Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Shelley Gaskins for an exploration of the beloved Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, located in front of AIB. This four-season garden showcases roses […]

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Panel: Future Journeys at Your Fingertips

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

How much specialized training would one need to take a trip to the moon, or go deep-sea diving into the deepest parts of our oceans? These are unique experiences that more than a few of us may only ever have the chance to explore on television, the internet, through a book, or in a classroom. […]

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Fridays@FUTURES: Create the FUTURES

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Make FUTURES your favorite Friday destination. Start your weekend off right with a generous helping of fun and surprising brain snacks. ‘FUTURES’ is open late, plus enjoy bonus drop-in tours and special guests. This week: Let your creativity flow with a drawing workshop and special musical performance!   Drawing encourages us to slow down, look […]

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Daily Tours

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Enjoy the following tours for free every day: 12 PM | FUTURES Flash: A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object.  2 PM | Highlights Tour: A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Programs

Programs

Futures Cypher is an interactive discussion and performance art exchange challenging big thinkers and creators to collaboratively reimagine our shared futures.

FUTURES Cypher

Programs

Tell Me More invites you to explore the creation and function of groundbreaking inventions through live demonstrations. We’re pulling back the curtains to help you discover how innovative objects aid our futures.

Tell Me More

Programs

Whether it’s the bathtub in a guest bedroom, or a secret craft lab in a basement, Meet Us in the Futures highlights the ideas of those striving to achieve a better tomorrow from spaces that provoke their futuristic thinking.

Meet us in the FUTURES

Programs

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Panel is an audience-guided panel experience where Future Agents are invited to collectively decide our panel’s discussion content in real-time. We’ll bring the experts, you bring the talking points.

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Past Events

2017/2018

The Long Conversation is an epic creative marathon between artists, scientists and other big thinkers that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling better about the future. Once a year, NASA astronauts, Grammy-winning musicians, tech CEOs, poets, inventors and more converge in AIB for a lively 8-hour relay race of surprising conversations. No moderators. No slides. All chemistry.

The Long Conversation

2018/2019

AIB was the first headquarters for the By The People festival, an international arts and dialogue festival launched by social incubator Halcyon in 2017. This week-long arts takeover features performances by DC-based and international dancers and musicians, original installations, and important talks on issues that matter.

By The People