About & Pics


The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) invites you to download this app as a complement to your onsite museum experience and as a way to begin discovering just some of the many stories found in our collection. The NMAAHC mobile app features highlighted objects from our collection, multimedia and augmented reality features to enhance your museum experience, and all new stories exploring our 12 inaugural exhibitions.

With NMAAHC mobile you can

- Search for key objects from our collection featured in the app and found throughout the museum
- Explore stories from our inaugural exhibitions that explore how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
- Watch videos and experience augmented reality features to enhance your museum experience
- Connect with social media to share your museum experience and favorite stories from the app
- See reactions to stories from other users of the app and share with us yours
- Explore all 8 levels of the museum with our zoomable floor-by-floor maps
- Plan your museum visit with information about upcoming special events, our award-winning cafe, and gift shop

By downloading this mobile app, you agree to the Smithsonian's Privacy Policy (http://si.edu/privacy) and the Smithsonian's End User License Agreement (EULA) (https://nmaahc.si.edu/connect/mobile/EULA).

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Sep 21, 2016 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

May 09
Version 2.1.0

What’s New in Version 2.1.0
Lots of great new features and stories in this update!
- You can now search for stories and objects from the museum’s collection featured in the app, just look for the magnifying glass to begin searching!
- All new zoomable maps with integrated location details on stories and objects will help you explore the museum on your visit
- Featured museum tour experiences highlighting themes from our inaugural exhibitions
- We made it even easier to share to social media and add a reaction to your favorite stories
- Zoom in on images of featured objects to discover amazing details
- Lots of new UI and performance enhancements to improve your app experience

Oct 04
Version 1.0.4

UI enhancements
Bug Fixes

Sep 22
Version 1.0.1

Bug fixes
UI updates

Sep 21
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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