Press Release 4 January 2023
More than 500,000 Visitors at Futurium in 2022
Last year saw Futurium recording its highest number of visitors since its opening in September 2019.
More than 500,000 people passed through the doors of the House of Futures in Berlin in 2022. Already by 2021, Futurium had been ranked by berlin.de as one of Berlin’s five most visited museums.
In terms of content, the focus in 2022 was on the possible futures of mobility. From this coming March, the new thematic focus will address the current and future challenges facing democracy.
Futurium in 2022
Dr Stefan Brandt, Director of Futurium, says: “The fact that more people than ever before – 508,000, to be precise – visited Futurium in 2022 just goes to show the public’s endless curiosity about the topics of the future we deal with here. We know from audience surveys that an above-average number of young people visit our house, and their main motivation for coming is an interest in the content. This encourages us to continue tackling controversial issues and discussing them openly – as we will be doing with the futures of democracy theme from March 2023.”
Nicole Schneider, Commercial Managing Director, says: “A successful museum visit thrives on exchange, on discovery, on a sense of coming together with others. We try to enrich this sense of togetherness through what we offer – with guided tours and with our exhibition guides, who are there for each and everyone.”
The central question “How do we want to live?” lies at the core of everything we do at Futurium. In the exhibition’s thinking spaces Human, Nature and Technology, visitors can discover exciting options for the future and develop their own standpoints on controversial topics. In addition to guided tours for children, families, school classes and adults, Futurium is now also able to offer special focus tours. Here, everything revolves around the future of cities, health, energy, the bioeconomy and mobility.
The Futurium Lab is a place to invent, try things out and experiment. At regular “Open Lab Nights”, visitors can discuss their visions of the future with the creators of what is on offer here. Futurium’s programme of events invites visitors to discuss and reflect on topics of the future in a variety of formats.
Outlook for 2023
The 2023 programme will be focussing on the futures of democracy. The impacts of global challenges – such as the climate crisis, social inequality, ageing societies, and life in a networked world – will be considered with an eye on democracy. How can modern democracy evolve to meet these challenges? The first events will take place from 16 to 18 March 2023.