Visit The American Museum of Natural History with an App


If you are an iPhonian or iPadian and plan to visit the American Museum of Natural History, you may want to make a quick visit to Apple App store to get the app for the Museum first. They were just released for both iPhone, iPod touch,  and iPad.

The Museum has been newly outfitted with indoor Wi-Fi, and users can use the app to pinpoint their location and receive turn-by-turn directions through the 45 permanent exhibition halls, theaters, restrooms, cafes and shops. In addition, the app can be used to access customized visual and audio tours, a fossil treasure hunt, and further information about more than 140 specimens and objects on display — all of which can easily be shared to e-mail, Faceboor and Twitter.

Visitors can access the apps via their own devices or borrow one of the 350 the museum is making available for free. A team of 25 New York City high school students called the App Support Team will be on hand for assistance.

In addition, users can access the Museum’s previously released iPhone app, containing hundreds of images and stories about the discoveries of eight popular dinosaur species. An astronomy app is slated for this fall, in addition to a refreshed website in early 2011.


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