Our app provides detailed maps, parking information, animal viewing, special events, and tour highlights. Information on each animal species can be viewed using search functions, by name, category, and location. The National Zoo’s conservation programs are also highlighted. Just for fun, the app incorporates a Zooify Yourself feature to create your own animal features using any picture along with Animal Voices. The app provides a “connection” to all our social media initiatives along with the ability to support the National Zoo.
Museums In Washington DC isnt a digital yellow pages like most museum apps. You get useful info like:
-choose by category
-choose by selecting museum from a map
-1 touch navigation to address
-directly email & phone museum
-hours of operation & cost
-easily link to collections,events,etc
-rental & intern availability
Museums In Washington D.C. includes a special link listing all Smithsonian museums regardless of category (although they are included with their default category. For example, the Air & Space Museum is listed in both the Smithsonian and Science links). This is available from the list links or from the maps.
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Map – Official National Park Service map of the central tourist area in Washington, D.C. Easy to use while outdoors, the map features large font sizes, walkways that are easily distinguishable from roads, and three zoom levels. By tapping the “Locate me” icon you will always know where you are.
Park Lens – Find out what is around you with augmented reality. Just hold up your device and look through the camera. Labels will appear identifying all sites on the National Mall.
Walking directions – Get from one place to another by following a line on the map or a list of directions. Estimated walking times are given.
Sites – Learn more about points of interest with lively text, professional photographs, and engaging podcasts under the “Album” button. The “Info” button includes the site’s location, hours of operation, nearest Metro station, and other essential information.
Tours – Follow a recommended tour depending on how much time you have or your special interest—from memorials to presidents to military monuments to destinations off the beaten path. You can even create personal tours with the “My Tour” feature—just tap the “+” at the bottom right of a site page. The app maps the route for you.
Events and News – Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Postcard – Send a digital postcard to friends and family from the National Mall with the tap of a button.
Park Partner – The Trust for the National Mall strives to make the National Mall the best park in the world. Learn more about the essential assistance this organization provides.
Small size – Weighing in at 13.7MB, the app will download relatively quickly via a 3G cellular connection or the free Wi-Fi available on the east end the National Mall.
Discover the world’s coolest insider tours and activities with Viator - one of National Geographic’s “Favorite On-The-Road Apps.” Viator, a TripAdvisor company, puts exclusive access to thousands of destinations in the palm of your hand, as well as 600,000+ user reviews and photos. It’s like ordering off the secret menu for travel.
From the (incredibly popular) Skip the Line passes at popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State building, to private VIP experiences at iconic locations like the Sistine Chapel, the Viator app does the heavy lifting so you can do the heavy vacationing.
TRAVEL LIKE AN INSIDER
• Select your location, or choose from over 1,500 destinations worldwide.
• Browse over 20,000 top-rated tours, activities and attractions.
• Pinpoint your location on our interactive map and find the best stuff to do, wherever you happen to be.
• See that long line? Skip it with a click.
• Like to travel, hate to plan? Book instantly, same-day.
• Full-screen local videos let you check out tours and attractions and say “That looks awesome/stupid”
before you do/don’t do them.
• Viator offers exclusive deals and a low price guarantee, so you know you’re getting the bestest for the
• Show-and-go with paperless vouchers
We’re humbled by some great press and awards we’ve received:
“Viator is the most venerable and polished of the tour-and-activity sites.” – BBC.com
“Viator gives you ideas about what to do when you get to a particular location – whether it’s a themed tour or a party in a park, the app...is packed with tips for wherever in the world you happen to be.” – MSN
"Whether it’s San Francisco or Bora Bora, everyone wants to travel like a local. Viator offers “insider” deals on tours and activities around the world. It promises to let users “skip the lines” at a discount, and happy reviewers back that claim." – Fast Company
"Viator helps you find and book tours and activities in more than 1,000 cities around the world. It’s not just the big mass-tourism options on display, either, with private bookings available to see things like Sao Paolo’s graffiti or Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia.” – MacLife
Winner! Two categories of Travel Weekly's Magellan Award
• Gold Winner for Trip Planning
• Gold Winner for Travel Apps
Not just another Washington, D.C., travel guide touting the same old list of historic downtown attractions, Family DC features tips and recommendations for families and kids by local families and kids. Browse 140 entries and 1,350+ photos to find the best places to visit, eat, shop, sleep, and more around the city. Nancy Solomon of family-travel site CiaoBambino.com has reviewed this app, saying, "I loved the ability to search for restaurants right around your location... I even tested it in some of the suburbs and it identified some of our favorite places -– a good sign!"
★Why This App?★
Each year, Washington, D.C. welcomes over 15 million visitors, making it the ninth most visited city in the United States. Of those visitors, 40 percent of overnight guests and 56 percent of daytrippers had children in their household. Other apps might cover the city from every conceivable angle, but we've got you covered for those questions that only fellow parents can answer.
+ Looking for somewhere interesting to eat after a hard day at the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall? Use this app to locate the best nearby eateries, the ones with stuff kids will actually want to eat (not to mention, some places that might even surprise them).
+ Need somewhere to blow off steam or just explore that's not another tourist-mobbed monument or museum? Family DC will guide you to the most interesting family-friendly parks, playgrounds, and out-of-town escapes.
+ Stuck for a quality, convenient hotel? Browse the area's top lodging based on the best amenities, location, and price for families.
★What You'll Get★
+ 135+ family-travel recommendations, including useful Family Travel Tips, written by a longtime area resident who gives you his honest opinion about the best things to do around D.C.
+ Photo slideshows with over 1,350 colorful photographs to give you a lay of the land before you go.
+ Metro and driving directions with each listing, plus fully interactive Google Maps that let you browse based on your exact, real-time location.
+ Entries organized by the best places to SEE, PLAY, EAT, SLEEP, and SHOP, as well as the top area day trips, free fun, and the author's favorite picks.
+ Entries sorted by name, neighborhood, distance, and price.
+ Get it NOW and you receive FREE upgrades and updates for life!
★ About the Author ★
Alistair Wearmouth became a D.C. transplant after moving to the area from the United Kingdom in 2001. Since then, he has explored the city, its attractions, and its suburbs both as a twenty-something newcomer and more recently as the parent of two young children. When not out testing slides, swings, and the area's best cupcakes, he works as an editor for Washington, D.C.-based travel website Away.com. Along with his work for the Away.com network of sites (including as Away.com's Washington, D.C., Family Travel Expert), Alistair has written dozens of articles for publications and websites including Backpacker magazine, The Washington Post, Orbitz.com, and Smithsonian.com. Follow him on Twitter @DCFamilyGuide to ask specific questions about family-travel to the D.C. area.
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
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For those who are new to 9292: 9292.nl is the ultimate travel planner for all public transport in the Netherlands. With the 9292 app for Android planning your trip from A to B will be even faster. This app gives you the real time travel information. Personal preferences can be saved and the lay is user friendly.
From anywhere to everywhere
The app provides various options for choosing your departure location and destination: your current location (using GPS), a known location (like a shopping mall, station or landmark), a bus stop, an address or a location you created.
Synchronizing travel information
This app doesn't need the same information over and over. Frequently used locations are stored and you can create your own locations (for instance: 'home', 'grandma', 'office', or anything you like.) If you create your Personal 9292 profile you can even take the trips you planned by train, bus, tram or metro at home with you on your phone. This allows you to synchronize your travel information with the touch of a button.
Check on your trip on the go
With this app the 9292 real time travel planner has become even more mobile. On the go you can easily check what time your connecting bus leaves and if there are any changes on your route.
- Real time travel planner for all public transport in the Netherlands
- Save and your personal travel advice and take it with you
- Create personal departure locations and destinations
- Information about important locations nearby
- Travel advices can now be saved in your calendar
- Sending a travel advice by email is now possible
Scroll through the calendar of events, get dining and shopping deals, or follow a walking tour of the historic downtown district.
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This is not your parents’ travel guide (but, yeah, it’s okay to share it with ‘em). With customizable postcards, activities, fun facts, social features and more, this app gives you everything you need to
experience the best DC has to offer, drive family conversations (now YOU can stump your parents with cool trivia challenges), and share your experiences and memories with friends.
THE TRAVEL APP MADE FOR KIDS TO USE!
This isn’t your parents’ travel guide. Go Trexx’s “Washington DC Travel Guide…For KIDS!” is designed just for you – with interactive and social features and surprising travel facts – some you won’t find anywhere else!
• 13 highlights of the nation’s capital: Washington, DC!
• Over 70 pictures give sneak peeks of attractions
• GPS enabled to alert you when you’re near something special
• Fun fact game section and additional activities
• Kids can quiz parents with “Stump the Folks” questions
• Unlock special features as you visit different places
• Plugged in with Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr
• Personalized picture postcards that put YOU in the center of the action--snap and send to your friends instantly!
Kid-friendly descriptions help you discover all kinds of cool things about some of the best DC attractions:
• BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING: Wanna surround yourself with millions of dollars? Come on in!
• THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES: What’s the mystery of the Declaration of Independence?
• ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY: Naturally, this is the place to see...hair jewelry?...
• NATIONAL MALL MEMORIALS: What’s the meaning of the 87 steps at the Lincoln Memorial?
• FORD’S THEATRE: Try out your own detective skills.
• MOUNT VERNON: Discover some of the secrets to President Washington’s success and the mystery of cow teeth.
• US CAPITOL: Come see and also learn how the Capitol’s dome is like two fully-loaded space shuttles!
• WASHINGTON MONUMENT: Look carefully...what’s up with the color of the Washington Monument?
• THE WHITE HOUSE: What does macaroni have to do with the White House? Do they really have 35 bathrooms?
• NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM: It’s the 21st century, but this ancient method of propulsion is still used--what is it?
• MORE DC MUSEUMS: Lots of museums to see, and...heyyy, what’s that big castle??
• NATIONAL ZOO: Which animal is louder than a jet airplane?
Parents: Most kids’ “travel apps” are just games to keep kids occupied during trips. Go Trexx Travel Apps are different!
With our interactive travel guides, your elementary-aged kids will be more engaged and excited about your family vacation. Our apps give kids an opportunity to take the lead with suggesting sites and activities, and give them an opportunity to be the tour guides – filling you in on fun facts and details about your destination.
Go Trexx gets your kids involved in planning and participating in family vacations (and, shhh--it’s also educational!).
Written in a style that’s fun to read, your kids will love it!
“I like knowing what to expect when traveling in a new place. This app told me all that, and also a lot of fun things, too.” - Kira, age 10
”I like to stump my parents--it’s THEIR turn to answer quiz questions!”- Nick, age 8
“The postcards were my favorite. I liked seeing my face in the postcards and being able to email them to friends. And, when I answered all the fun questions right, I got an award!” – Tiana, age 9
“This can be used for homeschool or just for fun when we’re not traveling. It’s made for some good conversation starters.”- Kathleen, Mom
Go Trexx turns family vacations into family adventures!
What can you do with Smithsonian Mobile?
• Plan your visit with museum hours, locations, floor plans, and more. "Favorite” events and exhibitions to create your own custom tour or scrapbook of your visit.
• Find our other mobile apps and websites and dig deeper into our stories. Tour collection highlights, watch videos, and listen to podcasts.
• Search our collections to make connections between museums, history, art and science.
• Use augmented reality (AR), "Smithsonian that Way," to discover the behind-the-scenes work of the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and affiliates in your neighborhood.
We want to hear from you! Log in via Facebook or Twitter to comment on our museums, collections, exhibitions, and artifacts. Share your expertise or tips!
Continually refreshed and renewed by both visitors and Smithsonian experts, there’s always a reason to come back to Smithsonian Mobile whether you’re on the National Mall, in a Smithsonian museum or beyond!
Developed for the Smithsonian by Tristan Interactive.
Participate by describing one of the objects on display or your experience of the exhibition. Tell us what else should be included in the show or respond to a comment in the app left by someone else.
Or simply listen to the people (staff and/or visitors) you choose as they talk about the objects and time periods from American history that most interest you, and “vote up” your favorites so they get priority in the play list for other listeners!
Designed for the home and classroom by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Filament Games, this game teaches students how to describe movement and motion while visiting exotic animals at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Each animal has coloring-page printouts, so you can print and color your favorite critter.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website http://worldheritage.si.edu Uniting 187 countries in the collective protection of our shared heritage, this Convention is the most successful international heritage conservation instrument in existence, and the only one that links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention is a vital instrument for concrete action in preserving threatened sites and endangered ecosystems. We hope you’ll support its important work by adding your voice to the Stories of World Heritage project!
Regardless of where you are located, this augmented reality app will allow you to see NMAAHC before it's built. While on the National Mall in Washington D.C., choose the "View Live on the Mall" experience and view a model of the NMAAHC building at the construction site at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street. If you're not in Washington, D.C., you can explore several immersive experiences by choosing “View from Iconic Locations” and seeing a 360 degree view that includes a rendering of the museum.
Selected stories from the application will be featured on the Smithsonian’s “Stories from Main Street” website. Help us document the rich history of America’s small towns with stories that exemplify the excitement, diversity and creativity of their citizens. The Smithsonian wants to hear from you!
We thank our contributors from around the world for adding great stories to the database. Please be aware that only stories submitted from within the United States are available for playback through the app’s “Listen” function at this time, but we are saving all international contributions for future use.
Created by the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program within the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Our exhibitions travel across the 50 states and U.S. territories. For complete schedule of our exhibitions visit http://www.storiesfrommainstreet.org/pages/pickAnExhibition.html
This juried exhibition of portraits includes 48 works created from both traditional media like oil paintings, drawings and photographs as well as more surprising materials such as rice, glitter, thread and video. The museum received over 3,000 entries in a variety of visual arts media. The winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s third Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition received a grand prize of $25,000 and a commission to create a portrait of a living individual for the museum’s permanent collection.
The competition and exhibition are made possible by the vision and generosity of Virginia Outwin Boochever. More information at: http://portraitcompetition.si.edu
"Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey," from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), represents the first full-scale presentation of these works outside of New York City and is on a seven-city national tour through 2014. “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” and its related educational resources are supported by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The companion book Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey was written by Robert G. O'Meally (DC Moore Gallery, New York, 2008).
App designed and developed by GuideOne. Audio produced by Acoustiguide.