12 - 5 PM


KID Museum's FutureFest™

Be a part of KID Museum’s FutureFest™—an immersive, hands-on festival where kids can discover their passion while celebrating our collective power to invent the future!

Ignite your imagination at our interactive exhibits, demos, and live performances, all designed to inspire kids and adults alike…

  • KID City: Create a city of the future at this one-of-a-kind, dynamic exhibit. Experiment with different tools and materials, build skills for the future, and help a city rise through this awe-inspiring and fun collaborative project.
  • Cultural Crossroads: Explore cultures that shape our diverse community—China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, and Korea—through hands-on, creative activities and performances. See the connections that bind us, and how—together—we can build a better world.
  • Innovation Expo: Discover technologies and innovations that are transforming our world and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Glimpse the future of Work & Play, Cities & Transportation, Space & Exploration, and more.

Presented in partnership with Montgomery County and Fund for Montgomery, KID Museum’s FutureFest™ merges two beloved festivals, KIDfest and the World of Montgomery Festival. This free community event reflects KID Museum’s mission to empower the next generation of creative and compassionate change-makers.

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.

Explore the Future of...

Work & Play

Work & Play

Explore new developments in game design, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and 3D printing.

Learning & Discovery

Learning & Discovery

From the classroom to makerspaces, experience the future of learning and discovery in the 21st century.

Health & Well Being

Health & Well-being

Get a glimpse of the future of biotech, and the latest in wearable technology and personal health devices.

Cities & Transportation

Cities & Transportation

Electric vehicles, self-driving cars, hyperfast trains, drone deliveries–what will cities of the future look like?

Food & Sustainable Living

Food & Sustainable Living

From urban farming to plant-based living–how will we reduce our carbon footprint and protect life on this planet?

Space & Exploration

Space & Exploration

Designing and engineering new rockets, establishing colonies on Mars, pushing the boundaries of our solar system —  what possibilities await us in space?

What to expect


Explore. Build. Play. From STEM to arts and culture and beyond.

Outdoor Stage

Enjoy music and cultural performances, interviews, and more.

Coding at FutureFest

Jam and program: you’ll find a variety of fun coding activities for all skill levels.

KID Museum

Discover the power of KID Museum’s hands-on, maker-based learning experiences that build skills for the future.

Full Program

Stay tuned for the 2019 program!

2019 Sponsors


Silver Spring Civic Center & Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


From Metro
Red line to the Silver Spring Metro Station
Exit on Wayne Avenue, and walk three short blocks north to the intersection
of Wayne and Fenton Street.
Turn left on Fenton and the festival will be at the next intersection with Ellsworth Drive.

From 495
Take 495 to Colesville Road South (Exit 30B).
After approximately 1.5 miles turn left onto Spring Street (which becomes Cedar
Turn right onto Ellsworth Drive.
Montgomery County Parking Garages are available at no cost on Ellsworth (Town Square Garage) and Bonifant (Bonifant-Dixon Garage). Click here for location information.