This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
See (and hear) art in a whole new way with the SFMOMA App, which combines mind-blowing audio content with cutting-edge indoor positioning technology.
Immersive Walks: Experience a new breed of guided narratives that take you through the galleries and out onto the streets of San Francisco. These 15–45 minute Immersive Walks feature a range of fascinating hosts, including high-wire walker Philippe Petit, Avery Trufelman from the 99% Invisible podcast, members of the SF Giants organization, and comedians from HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Museum highlights: Choose from our picks of things to see, hear, and do; hundreds of snack-sized (60-90 second) audio reflections and responses to artworks in the galleries, featuring composers, comedians, artists, playwrights, aerial dancers, pagan ministers and many more.
What’s on the Museum: Exhibitions, events, cafes, artists-in-residence, interpretive spaces and other activities.
Download the app, and stream content, on SFMOMA's Free Public WiFi when you visit.
• Synced audio for social listening, with instant group creation
• On-demand audio and video triggered by your location
• Map-based navigation and point-to-point directions to locations in the building
• Digital membership card
• Shareable history of your journey, including audio tracks heard and photos taken
** The SFMOMA App requires iOS 9.1 and above **
**The SFMOMA App uses your GPS only when necessary, but please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.**
ABOUT THE APP
Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and developed in partnership with local startup Detour, this app features a new breed of guided narratives that take you through the galleries and out onto the streets of San Francisco. Working together, SFMOMA and Detour have developed one of the first mobile experiences that combines indoor positioning with outstanding narrative content. With synced audio that allows social listening, you and your friends will experience SFMOMA, its art, and the world like never before.
The SFMOMA app is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
What's New in Version 4.4.5
• Improved support for playlists
Immersive tours great on initial floor
I took Philippe Petit’s immersive “Unbalanced” tour. It was delightful and gave me insights about Rothko and abstract expressionism I had never considered.
Sadly, after instructing me to move from floor 2->4, Philippe lost track of my location. I walked around the 4th floor and the app said “Are you lost? Try using the Detour app.”
A friendly sales clerk and I fumbled with various buttons in the app but she was unable to assist.
No way to plan your visit
Only works onsite. Appalling lack of info on exhibits, art on display, artists or curation. An example of how not to do a museum app.