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Smithsonian’s Free “FUTURES Field Day” Will Turn the National Mall Into A Giant Future of Sports Playing Field May 28

Visitors Can Learn Skills With NFL Players and Legends, Get Inspired by Gamechanging Women in Sports, Enjoy an Outdoor Film Screening and More

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Smithsonian and Meta Invite You to Go for a “Moonwalk” in Exclusive New Virtual Reality Experience for “FUTURES” Exhibition

Installation Will Serve as a Preview To Learning in the Metaverse With Pioneering Immersive Technology That Brings Rarely Seen Archival Materials to Life

New in May at Smithsonian, Come Outside and Play as “FUTURES Field Day” Takes Over the National Mall Memorial Day Weekend

Plus, A Futuristic Runway Show of Avant-Garde and Emerging Designers, Eco-rapper Hila the Killa, and More

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New Smithsonian Solar-Powered Clean Energy “Recharge Stations” To Debut as Part of “FUTURES” Exhibition read more New in April at Smithsonian, “Earth Days @ FUTURES” Will Spotlight Bold New Solutions for a Sustainable World read more New in March at Smithsonian’s “FUTURES,” Cyborgs and Gaming Take Visitors Beyond Human Limits read more Smithsonian Launches New ‘Women’s Futures Month’ With National Mall Debut of 120 Statues Celebrating Women in STEM read more New in February at Smithsonian “FUTURES,” the New Frontiers of Love and Dating read more New in January at Smithsonian “FUTURES,” An AI to Write Hilarious New Year’s Resolutions read more Smithsonian “FUTURES” To Host DC-to-Doha Holographic Portal To Leave Messages for Citizens of the Future read more Marvel Studios’ Eternals Costumes To Debut at Smithsonian’s “FUTURES” Nov. 20 read more Smithsonian Announces Full Lineup for “FUTURES Remixed” Opening Festival Nov. 19–21 and Free December Programs read more Smithsonian To Time Travel 50 Years Into the Future To Debut Exhibitions of 2071 read more Smithsonian Will Debut New Digital “FUTURES Beacons” To Invite Visitors to ‘Time Travel’ to Their Own Future read more Smithsonian’s New “FUTURES” Will Blast Through the Space-Time Continuum To Open Saturday, Nov. 20 read more Smithsonian To Reveal Bell’s Nexus ‘Air Taxi’ at “FUTURES” read more New Smithsonian Film Project “Futures We Dream” To Showcase Uplifting Visions of Eight Communities Across the U.S. read more Smithsonian FUTURES to unveil five new commissions by leading contemporary artists read more Smithsonian Announces New Interactive Installation by Acclaimed Artist Suchi Reddy as Centerpiece of “FUTURES” read more Smithsonian’s FUTURES To Host Public Debut of Virgin Hyperloop’s Milestone ‘Pegasus’ Pod read more Smithsonian FUTURES Teams With Autodesk to Debut Future of Human-A.I. Design read more Smithsonian To Debut Groundbreaking New 'FUTURES' for 175th Anniversary Smithsonian To Debut Groundbreaking New 'FUTURES' for 175th Anniversary The Washington Post: The Smithsonian is turning 175. It’s celebrating with robots, flying cars and hope. read more about futures

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The Smithsonian’s Arts + Industries Building (AIB) is the first National Museum of the United States. Opened in 1881 on the National Mall, its soaring halls have showcased national treasures and world-changing ideas. Much more than a museum, AIB was a catalyst that drove a young nation forward and a space that celebrated the skill, genius, progress, and civilization of America.

Now, AIB is being reborn as a national space to explore ideas about the future, with a mission to inspire millions of young people to think more hopefully and flexibly about the world they want to live in. A new century demands a new way of thinking and together we can tackle ambitious challenges while embracing a future that is hopeful, optimistic, and innovative.

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