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Smithsonian Mobile
3.0 Ratings 71 Reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

3.0
71 Ratings
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  • Great! They must have fixed it. Jul 4, 2019

    By Birdiegirlie
    The other reviews are old. It shows all the museums on the home page and you can click on the map that shows them all. Click on a museum and it give you hours, floor plan by floor, description, etc. what else do you need? Yes it requires an 85 mg download after install.
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  • Map pop ups don't go away Jul 6, 2019

    By mcnemddc
    I want to love this app but the museum pop-ups on the map don't go away. Had to hard close the app and start again.
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  • Basic App with Huge Download Required Jan 26, 2014

    By 2CleanOrNot2
    The app is great if you want to have all the basic information for all of the Smithsonian museums. But you do have to download a large amount, mostly high resolution pictures in order for the app to open. It offers hours, fees, exhibitions available - all in general terms. All the info can be found on the web - in more detail. This is a good app to have if you've never been to DC & are standing on the mall & think, "Hm, what should we go see? Let's see what the museums offer." After the download it works well & is easy to navigate, all with those beautiful pictures you downloaded.
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  • Great idea, poor execution. Aug 28, 2011

    By Tehawesomersace
    I downloaded this app to use on a weekend visit to the Smithsonian. The plan was to visit several museums all in the same day, and we wanted to be able to map out our trip. Unfortunately, the locator function never worked with this app. And trying to switch out between the museums caused the app to freeze and required me to restart my phone. The maps inside the museum are clear enough that this app wasn't worth the effort of the constant restarts. The app is free, but not really worth the download time.
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  • A great Smithsonian app Mar 30, 2012

    By TickerDC
    Well done! The daily events and GPS location on the mall and in DC is very helpful. The floor plans seem to be lacking detail. I can see all of the services clearly, but if the map was interactive and would bring up the exhibit description and gallery artifacts with photos, that would be really great. GPS location on the museum floors would be excellent too. In essence you could get a self guided tour touching the gallery you were in and learning about it. A 360 view would be a great enhancement to the gallery detail.
    more
  • Literally unusable Oct 5, 2019

    By Itinerati
    Just installed this app while sitting in the National Art Gallery. It's unusable. Opening a floor plan page leaves you stuck there. There's back button doesn't work and restart the app returns you to the same page. No way out.
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  • Really? The menu button doesn’t work? May 6, 2018

    By tj_n126
    I’m honestly disappointed. You are stuck on the default page. The app completely crashes when you press the menu button.
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  • Won’t even load Jan 21, 2020

    By Fefijngeffogrtborkm
    The app is so poorly designed and even after waiting 30+ minutes for it to be on anything more than a screen that says “mithsonia” i gave up
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  • Worst app Nov 27, 2019

    By Pfshy🎧🎼🎤🎤🎼
    Super disappointing that an app for such an incredible museum doesn’t even work. It glitches and won’t even load. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and still didn’t work.
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  • Poor Aug 24, 2019

    By navywify
    For an official app, it’s extremely poor.
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  • Great! They must have fixed it. Jul 4, 2019

    By Birdiegirlie
    The other reviews are old. It shows all the museums on the home page and you can click on the map that shows them all. Click on a museum and it give you hours, floor plan by floor, description, etc. what else do you need? Yes it requires an 85 mg download after install.
    more
  • Great App - But you need to download first Jan 18, 2014

    By LeoMApp
    This is a great app - plenty of information and maps to help you enjoy your visit to the Smithsonian. But it needs a huge download to get the current info - do this download from somewhere w/wifi or 5-bar service before you go.
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  • Yes, you need this! Aug 9, 2012

    By HDCautism
    This is my go-to app for planning a visit to Washington DC. You can search by museum (all smithsonians are free, so you know you're good there!), or by popular items. Want to see the Hope Diamond or Dorothy's ruby slippers? This app tells building, floor and area to look. 5 stars, absolutely, without a doubt.
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  • Improved and Awesome Nov 19, 2011

    By bbengfort
    Complaints about an earlier version are now repaired, this app makes your Smithsonian experience better in every way. Just remember to look up from your phone at the actual exhibits!
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  • Great for visitors Mar 25, 2014

    By C2C72
    I have found this app to be very useful while visiting several of the Smithsonian museums. Since I am in DC for a conference, my time for sightseeing is limited and this app has helped me to make the most of the time I have at the museums.
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  • A great Smithsonian app Mar 30, 2012

    By TickerDC
    Well done! The daily events and GPS location on the mall and in DC is very helpful. The floor plans seem to be lacking detail. I can see all of the services clearly, but if the map was interactive and would bring up the exhibit description and gallery artifacts with photos, that would be really great. GPS location on the museum floors would be excellent too. In essence you could get a self guided tour touching the gallery you were in and learning about it. A 360 view would be a great enhancement to the gallery detail.
    more
  • Map pop ups don't go away Jul 6, 2019

    By mcnemddc
    I want to love this app but the museum pop-ups on the map don't go away. Had to hard close the app and start again.
    more
  • Basic App with Huge Download Required Jan 26, 2014

    By 2CleanOrNot2
    The app is great if you want to have all the basic information for all of the Smithsonian museums. But you do have to download a large amount, mostly high resolution pictures in order for the app to open. It offers hours, fees, exhibitions available - all in general terms. All the info can be found on the web - in more detail. This is a good app to have if you've never been to DC & are standing on the mall & think, "Hm, what should we go see? Let's see what the museums offer." After the download it works well & is easy to navigate, all with those beautiful pictures you downloaded.
    more
  • Great idea, poor execution. Aug 28, 2011

    By Tehawesomersace
    I downloaded this app to use on a weekend visit to the Smithsonian. The plan was to visit several museums all in the same day, and we wanted to be able to map out our trip. Unfortunately, the locator function never worked with this app. And trying to switch out between the museums caused the app to freeze and required me to restart my phone. The maps inside the museum are clear enough that this app wasn't worth the effort of the constant restarts. The app is free, but not really worth the download time.
    more
  • Download problem solved. Apr 13, 2013

    By czackwaltz
    I had trouble completing the full download. I was able to determine that is was the active VPN on my phone that was preventing the complete download. While the app manufacturer had stated that the VPN was “dormant” while on wireless, it must not have been the case. Once I turned that app off, the full download of this app and two other apps was able to happen successfully.
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  • Just go to the website Feb 12, 2013

    By Nickname 2481632
    I thought just using the website was simpler and more complete. By the way, some of museums have hours different from the general 10 - 5:00, which is good to know if you start running out of time.
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  • Literally unusable Oct 5, 2019

    By Itinerati
    Just installed this app while sitting in the National Art Gallery. It's unusable. Opening a floor plan page leaves you stuck there. There's back button doesn't work and restart the app returns you to the same page. No way out.
    more
  • Really? The menu button doesn’t work? May 6, 2018

    By tj_n126
    I’m honestly disappointed. You are stuck on the default page. The app completely crashes when you press the menu button.
    more
  • Won’t even load Jan 21, 2020

    By Fefijngeffogrtborkm
    The app is so poorly designed and even after waiting 30+ minutes for it to be on anything more than a screen that says “mithsonia” i gave up
    more
  • Worst app Nov 27, 2019

    By Pfshy🎧🎼🎤🎤🎼
    Super disappointing that an app for such an incredible museum doesn’t even work. It glitches and won’t even load. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and still didn’t work.
    more
  • Poor Aug 24, 2019

    By navywify
    For an official app, it’s extremely poor.
    more

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