FutureFest

The Future Starts Here

By July 3, 2019 July 10th, 2019 No Comments

KID Museum’s FutureFest is coming on September 15!

In partnership with Montgomery County and Fund for Montgomery, KID Museum is proud to present a dynamic celebration of innovation, world cultures, and the power of our community to build a better future.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a variety of interactive exhibits, demos, and live performances throughout this all-day, free family event in downtown Silver Spring.

At KID Museum’s KID City, visitors can combine maker skills with art and design to build a large-scale, collaborative “city,” using wood, textiles, electronics, robots, code, and 3D-printed objects. Kids and families will create designs for a spinning garden of lights in a mirrored infinity room, “grow” a forest of textile trees, and learn to use a drill in the “wood warren” to construct an unconventional wooden house.

Attendees will also explore the cultures of China, Ethiopia, India, Korea, and El Salvador through music, dance, and hands-on activities that span from age-old traditions to modern innovations.

Finally, visitors can participate in interactive exhibits presented by makers, inventors, and innovators:

  • Discover new developments in game design, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and 3D printing.
  • Glimpse the future of biotech, and the latest in wearable technology.
  • Explore transportation of the future (and now!) through electric vehicles, self-driving cars, hyperfast trains, and drone deliveries.

KID Museum’s FutureFest combines two popular family festivals, KIDfest and World of Montgomery, to showcase the cutting-edge ideas that are transforming our world and the global ties that bring us together. We hope to see you there this September.

kid-museum.org/futurefest

Sponsors include: Montgomery County, Fund for Montgomery, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Boeing, Central Japan Railway, Emergent Biosolutions, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, Montgomery Sister Cities, Pella, Pepco, United Therapeutics, and Washington Episcopal School.

KID Museum’s FutureFest™ takes place Sunday, September 15, 12pm – 5pm at Veterans Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Center — One Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD 20910.