Dig Deeper with Wifarer

Wifarer at theNAT is a new mobile app that helps you find your way around the Museum with maps and navigation. It is an exclusive, in-Museum experience that helps you find what you need and offers access to videos and stories* that bring the Museum to life. Wifarer at theNAT provides a whole new way to explore the Museum.

Downloading and using the app is easy:

  1. Download Wifarer for FREE from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Make sure your Bluetooth is on and you are connected to the FREE Balboa Park Wi-Fi network.
  3. Open Wifarer and accept the location requirements (the app needs to recognize you are in our Museum).
  4. Use Wifarer as your personal guide to theNAT. Maps, exclusive content, and more—all in the palm of your hand.

Don’t want to download Wifarer onto your own device? No problem. When you visit, you have the option of checking out an iPad pre-loaded with Wifarer, so you can grab one and go. Visit the Admissions Desk for details.

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Wifarer Focus Group

Saturday, May 21, 10 AM–Noon

We’re looking for volunteers to help us take our mobile app, Wifarer, to the next level. Volunteers will be asked to join a 2-hour focus group aimed at making indoor navigation and digital storytelling an integral part of our world-class Museum. 

To participate, you must:

Feel comfortable walking through the Museum for 45 minutes
Have some familiarity with mobile apps
Have a smartphone

To compensate you for your time, we will provide you with four (4) general admission tickets to theNAT (a $76 value, films not included). If you are interested in being a part of this study, please contact Digital Content Developer Robert Rutherford at 619.255.0177 or wifarerfeedback@sdnhm.org. Thank you in advance for your consideration in helping with this effort.

Support for this project was provided by The Legler Benbough Foundation,The Institute of Museum and Library Services, and The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. The use of iPads at theNAT has been made possible through a grant from Las Patronas.

*Wifarer content is available while in the Museum only.