Here’s everything you need to know about Museum of the Future.
After years of conjecture, the one-week countdown to the highly awaited Museum of the Future has begun. Opening its doors on 22 February, the city’s first fully immersive museum will take visitors on a journey to the year 2071. The good news here? Tickets – priced AED 145 – are now available online, with complimentary tickets offered to children under the age of three, people of determination and one accompanying caregiver, and Emirati seniors. Incidentally, children aged three to ten are welcome to explore the Future Heroes environment, designed to encourage them to forge building blocks for their own future.
Open daily from 10am to 6pm, Museum of the Future promises to be a museum like no other, allowing visitors to venture through space and time to the unknown future instead of showcasing the past. Built to transform the very perception of the future as we know it, it has become home to several future environments that aim to position visitors in an empowering version of the future. Through distinctive themes, it elicits a world we thought we could only experience 50 years from now. By meaningfully merging aspects of science and technology, it inspires humanity to re-imagine the future and all its possibilities through the use of virtual and augmented reality, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and human machine interaction.
Answering many questions related to the future of humans, cities, societies, life on planet Earth and outer space, the museum’s exhibits orchestrate a world beyond human knowledge, providing visitors with innovative experiences unfold across five different exhibitions that explore the future of space travel and living, climate change and ecology, health, wellness, and spirituality. Here, you will be able to explore using your senses and imagine the vast possibilities of the future. Greatly advancing different human perspectives and creating a platform to shape the future, it is expected to create a community of pioneers, innovators, thinkers, heroes and adventurers. The visitor experience will only keep enhancing as Museum of the Future collaborates with global brands and national institutions. Along with its partners, it has created a distinct area to allow for an unforgettable interaction with tomorrow’s top products and innovations in the world of tech, transport, health, sustainability, and space.
And let’s not forget the striking building that houses the museum, easily one of the most complex and ambitious projects ever executed. Rising 77 metres above the ground and comprising 1,024 unique stainless steel composite panels, the pillarless structure is home to seven unique and distinct floors. Its façade, meanwhile, represents the revival of Arab excellence in the fields of science, mathematics and research while paying homage to past Arab intellectuals. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, once described the building as “the most beautiful building on Earth” and has selected this new landmark as the headquarters of his Great Arab Minds initiative that will search for 1,000 great Arab minds.
GO: Visit www.motf.ae to buy tickets or for more information.