Updated Explorer App Released in Beta
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No matter how many times you’ve been to the Museum, there’s always something new to find here—if you know where to look. That’s where the new Explorer app, now available in beta, comes in.
Explorer, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, still features turn-by-turn navigation to help you find your way to an exhibit, café, or nearest restroom—and now, it’s powered by more than 700 Bluetooth beacons located around the Museum.
The new version of Explorer also serves up personalized recommendations of what to see based on your selected interests and location, updating as you move through the halls.
New content about exhibits includes behind-the-scenes video, archival photos, audio, and more to help you discover new exhibits or see old favorites in a new light. In the Bernard Hall of North American Mammals, you can unlock bear “superpowers” in several dioramas with the augmented-reality experience Avatour, also available for “Dino Detectives” on the fourth floor.
Another signature experience, called Tree of Life, is a quiz-based game that lets you discover how all life is related, from house cats to Homo sapiens, and build your own mammalian tree of life.
With Explorer, you can even skip the ticket line by purchasing tickets in-app, or link tickets purchased from a desk, kiosk, or online. This lets Explorer send reminders and directions when a movie, Space Show, or a ticketed exhibition is about to start. Start planning your visit now by downloading Explorer!
Now available in beta on iOS and Android devices, the new Explorer is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.