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!
Fancy skipping the line in Paris with an Eiffel Tower ticket? How about floating down Berlin's canals in a kayak or taking a day trip to Amsterdam? We’ll help you book the perfect vacation or spare-time activity.
Why travelers love us:
• Choose from thousands of tours, activities, and attractions, wherever you're going
• Read reviews from your fellow travelers
• Book confidently with a hassle-free best price guarantee
• Rest assured with our safe, secure payment system
Designed and optimized for frequent and casual travelers:
• Verify your booking easily using mobile vouchers
• Save activities to your wishlist for later
• Use GPS to find the best activities near you
• Search by city, category, or activity
Whether you want to explore Rome on a Segway or discover Barcelona on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the GetYourGuide mobile app makes it easy to get the most out of your holiday.
• Tours including Sightseeing Tours, Cruises & Water Tours, Hop On Hop Off Tours and Adventure Tours
• Sightseeing Attraction Tickets
• Activities including Water Sports, Workshops, Spas
• Airport Transfers
• Rentals including Bikes and Audio Guides
• Nightlife Experiences including Pub Crawls and Dinner Deals
• Shore Excursions
• City Cards
• Winter Tours
You can also use the app to find best deals on admission tickets for more than 2000 famous sights around the world like Louvre, Statue of Liberty, Anne Frank House and Bangkok Floating Markets.
Please note that actual cameras listed in each package are subject to camera availability and performance, and may change from time to time. New cameras are added regularly, so be sure to check back for new releases.
Wildlife Sanctuaries tells you Why, When and How to visit various wildlife sanctuary and national parks with precise location on the Google Map. Travel to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Yellowstone National Park, San Diego Zoo, Keoladeo National Park, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Yosemite National Park etc. with all the required information and pictures in the palm of your hand.
Pin your destinations and get the route on the Map. Plan your visits and jot down your travel experience. Visiting National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary has never been this easy.
Enhance your experience with features like:-
1. Favorites- This feature allows you to save all information the places you want to or already visited.
2. Travelogue- Travel today in nature? Now, share this experiences with your Travelogue. Add life to your experiences by adding pictures and videos to your travelogue.
3. Travel Journal- This feature allows you to plan your trips in detail without the fear of forgetting any important dates as you can set reminders to these events.
So what are you waiting for? It’s a small world after all.
With this app you will enjoy:
• Valuable promotional offers from local businesses
• Hours of operation and prices for museums and attractions
• Lists of many free things to do
• GPS-enabled, interactive maps with point-of-interest filters
• Current and future events occurring in the DC Area
• Favorites feature helps you create your own itinerary
• Search function lets you quickly find specific information and offers
• Recommended Sightseeing Itineraries
• Travel Tips
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.
"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.
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!
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
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.
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