Imagine the Future.
The moment you enter this new experience, it will get a little eclectic, kind of nerdy and a bit amazing as we explore nature, science and the world around us in completely unexpected and magical ways. With the help of our community, we will transform 20,000 square feet in the heart of the Museum’s first floor, revitalizing three of our oldest wings and activating the building’s last large undeveloped space. Hidden behind the scenes for more than 25 years, these spaces will once again serve as a bustling hub for guests.
Future First is driven by your curiosities. Engaging with our community, we have learned that what matters most is understanding the unprecedented impact that humans have on changes to our planet. This science is the focal point of this future experience: exploring our human relationship to the natural world and each other, and the ways in which our behavior and biases – both conscious and unconscious – contribute to our changing planet.