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.
Developed in consultation with top U.S. educators, History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot. Kids of all ages – and their parents – take on interactive missions from the International Committee of Extraterrestrial Threats to save the world. History Hero injects excitement into family sightseeing outings by engaging young people of all ages in an entertaining and educational battle between the History Heroes and the Erasers – evil aliens who want to destroy our history to make us weaker as a planet and more vulnerable to attack.
This app is perfect for families with children looking for fun things to do while on vacation. It is also great for student trips. This one-of-a-kind, highly rated educational game provides an interactive tour of the most important sites in the most important cities in the world. Put this on the list of must-do activities with kids during your next family trip!
History Hero missions are designed for three age groups – ages 4- 7 (with an adult), 8-12 and teenage/adult.
Players choose a hero -- like Hunter Relik and Dane Jerr -- and embark on a mission to save history, defeat the Erasers and earn points by:
•Following clues to find the most important artifacts at the site;
•Answering interesting questions about the artifacts;
•Taking photos of the artifacts to preserve them for history;
•Learning age-appropriate, interesting facts about the artifacts which are recorded on a “secure hard drive” for preservation;
•Unlocking awesome celebrations by the History Heroes; and
•Winning the coveted History Hero Medal of Honor.
History Hero missions are available at the following sites in the United States and Europe:
Chicago, IL: Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History
London, England (UK): British Museum, Museum of Natural History, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tower of London
Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Institute fo Arts (MIA)
New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Paris, France: Fontainebleau Castle, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur Basilica and Palace and Gardens of Versailles
Philadelphia, PA: National Constitution Center and Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rome, Italy: Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museum
Washington, DC: Jefferson Memorial, Mall and Monuments, National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Castle, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Featured in The New York Times! Named Travel App of the Week by Today Show contributor Johnny Jet! Great reviews from educational and parenting blogs!
The app is available as open source on github: https://github.com/nblumoe/volcanoreport
Feel free to collaborate!
Please report any bugs and submit your feature requests. If you like the app write about it on your blog, twitter or facebook profile.
This app is based on the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report.
- Extended volcano locations and informations
- List view
- Show own location
The most useful travel and navigation tool around!
Find nearby restaurants, bars, shops and lots more quickly!
Then easily show your friends where to meet you via TXT, Email, Facebook or Twitter.
You can get there with our handy direction finder or launch a map to your destination.
We've also made it easy to call a place or even display their website - directly from the app!
And you can permanently save places to "My Places"!
GREAT WHEN GOING OUT
This is a 'must have' app for tourists, business travellers and anyone that likes going out.
How often have you been out with friends and decided to go for a coffee or a drink but don't know what is around the area?
Go Places lists places sorted by distance and helps you get there.
We integrate with Google Places to show you places grouped by categories:
* Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries etc
* Entertainment: Bars, Nightclubs, etc
* Interest: Tourist destinations, museums, galleries etc
* Transport: Train, Taxi, Bus etc
* Shopping: Supermarkets, Shopping Malls, Department Stores, etc
* Accommodation: Hotels, Apartments, Campgrounds, etc
* Help: Doctors, Hospitals, Banks, etc
EXCELLENT SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY
If you know what you are looking for, you can find places not listed in the normal search by entering a keyword!
This is the fast way to find places - within seconds it shows you matching places sorted by distance!
So you don't waste time starting up web browsers or waiting for hard to read pages to load.
CONTINUES TO WORK WITHOUT INTERNET
When you don't have an internet connection, Go Places helps by remembering the places you downloaded earlier.
So you can still select them and find your way there.
This is great when you are travelling overseas and have access to the internet at hotels and hotspots only.
As a bonus, you can save destinations such as your hotel in the app and it will help you find your way back!
HANDY DIRECTION FINDER
Though you can launch maps straight from our app, you'll find our handy direction finder the most useful while travelling!
* No frustrating delays waiting for maps to load
* No wasted time looking for street signs
* No confusion trying to figure out which way to go
CALL PLACES DIRECTLY
If the place you select has a phone, Go Places lets you click to call them directly.
This is a great time saver when booking restaurants, entertainment, bars, whatever!
VISIT PLACE WEBSITES
If the place you select has a website, Go Places lets you click to view it!
This means no wasted time opening up browsers and doing searches to find what you need.
SHARE WITH FRIENDS
We've made it easy to share a place with friends.
Maybe you want to meet your friends and would like to TXT or Email them directions?
Or maybe you really liked a place and want to post about it on Facebook or Twitter?
With a single click Go Places can let your friends know precise directions to the place.
If they have Go Places it will show them precisely how to get there.
But even if they don't, they'll be shown a web page with precise map location and place details!
NEVER GET LOST
Do you ever worry about finding your way back somewhere?
What happens when you are away on holidays, business trips, camping or maybe even hiking?
You could be on a bus tour and have to return to the bus later... when all the streets look the same!
Or you may have left someone in a crowd agreeing to meet back there later - how will you get back?
Maps are useless! Most times you can't find or read street signs and when overseas you don't even speak the language!
With Go Places you can't get lost, just save your starting point and you'll be able to get back without maps! - this does not need mobile signal or the internet!
This is a great tool that comes in very handy every day!
* Find popular places to go easily
* Find your way back anywhere
* Never lose your car
* Save your favourite fishing, camping and hiking spots
ZooConnector's easy yet powerful features allow you to concentrate on having fun while at a zoo without worrying where you are and what is around you to see.
Also, ZooConnector helps save the environment too by reducing printed maps.
If you do not see your zoo here, please go to ZooConnector.com and "Recommend a Zoo".
Current Zoos: Atlanta Zoo, Beijing Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Honolulu Zoo, Houston Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoo, North Carolina Zoo, Oklahoma City Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo, St Louis Zoo, Sydney Zoo, Utah Hogle Zoo, Woodland Park
Mission: Document 5000 zoos!
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✮ Zoom and turn your photo exactly how you want.
✮ Label your photo using our 'text on image' function to give your postcards a creative touch!
✮ Choose different fonts and font colours for the front and back of your card.
✮ Make use of the app-internal address book.
✮ Sending a group of postcards has never been easier: Write a card to several recipients all in one go.
✮ Send at your chosen time (e.g. birthdays): Set a date for your postcards to be sent!
COST & DISPATCH
✮ Dispatch by post - INTERNATIONALLY inclusive postage from EUR 1.60 (real stamp included!).
✮ Price transparency: NO hidden costs or extra service charges: one price includes all!
✮ Save time and money and top up a credit balance (postcards from EUR 1.60)
✮ Cards will be sent on the same day for orders placed before 2:30 pm on a working day.
✮ The post generally takes 1-3 working days (international: 3-5 days)
EASIER, FASTER SERVICE
✮ 98% satisfaction rate
✮ Support also available at weekends via email (email@example.com) and phone.
✮ support hotline (24 h): +4993132096219
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
If your card gets lost or damaged or you are not satisfied with the result for another reason, we will send your card again free of charge or give you your money back. Get in touch directly via the app or contact our service team. We are happy to help!
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PokaMax has been specialising in postcards since 2005! You can send your snapshots as POSTCARDS from anywhere in the world at any time. You don't need to worry about buying stamps and making a special trip to the post office, saving you a great deal of time.
✮ Receiving a real postcard is so much more special than any email!
✮ It's a great surprise to receive a personal photo as the postcard!
✮ Perfect moments for postcards: holidays, birthdays, mother's day, thank you cards, Christmas or just because!
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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