AMNH Explorer from the American Museum of Natural History
"Nothing less than state-of-the-art" -Gizmodo
Chart your own course at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City with AMNH Explorer-a new app that is part custom navigation system, part personal tour guide for the Museum's world-famous halls. Providing turn-by-turn directions, AMNH Explorer takes visitors from the edge of the universe to the age of the dinosaurs. Choose from a variety of Museum-designed tours or create your own from a list of popular exhibits, specimens, or artifacts. AMNH Explorer also lets you share your adventures with friends and family by linking directly to your Facebook and Twitter profiles. Download AMNH Explorer now and start planning your next visit or use your iPhone® or iPod® touch to discover the Museum's must-sees from anywhere in the world. It's the new way to find your way at the American Museum of Natural History.
PERSONAL GPS: Find your current location within the Museum and navigate using the digital floor plan.
TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS: Get to your next exhibit, a cafe, or anywhere else in the Museum using the quickest route possible.
DIGITAL EXHIBITS: Learn more about select items from the Museum's vast collection during your visit or browse exhibits from anywhere in the world.
PRE-LOADED TOURS: Choose from Museum highlights or in-depth guided tours.
CUSTOM TOURS: Plan your own tour before you arrive or on the spot. Explorer comes pre-loaded with over 100 Museum exhibits for you to choose from.
FOSSIL TREASURE HUNT: Use clues to find specimens and exhibits in the Museum's fossil halls.
SHARING THE EXPERIENCE: Share an interesting exhibit through email, Facebook, or Twitter.
BOOKMARKING: Want to learn more? Bookmark an item and receive a link to more information when you get home.
MUSEUM INFORMATION: See opening times and directions to the Museum plus information about key events.
Bloomberg is the founding sponsor of the AMNH Exploration System.
USING THE EXPLORER
Download the free Explorer app to your iPhone® or iPod® touch, or borrow one of more than 300 devices from the Museum at no charge at the Explorer desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda on the second floor.
To borrow a device, visitors will need to present a credit card. An authorization hold of $50 will be placed on the credit card and removed when the device is returned.
Museum staff will be available to help visitors with the app on a borrowed or personal iPhone® or iPod® touch. Visitors can contact a member of the Museum's App Support team or a Visitor Services representative at the Explorer desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.