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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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Fridays @ FUTURES: Sports 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 us for a guided tour to explore and consider what the futures of sports, competition, and athletics might look like in the FUTURES. Will augmented athletes […]

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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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FUTURES Field Day

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

“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 […]

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FUTURES Field Day Movie on the Mall: The Longshots

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

At FUTURES Field Day, 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.   Grab a blanket and cool down with this free outdoor movie screening on the National Mall, a story of overcoming long […]

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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.

View Event Details

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.

View Event Details

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.

WIYRSP

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