Google is adding more indoor maps to the Google Maps app for Android devices with indoor maps and walking directions for over 20 museums in the United States. Among the new maps is the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the American Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and 17 Smithsonian museums.

To access the floor plans, simply open Google Maps on your Android phone or tablet and zoom in on the museum of interest. To find the museum, either search for it by name using the magnifying glass icon or, if you’re already there, use the “My location” feature to orient yourself. With the “My location” feature enabled you can even get indoor walking directions.

Google noted that it plans to add even more museums to Maps in the near future, including the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and the SFMOMA. A full list of museums added today is below:


  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • National Air and Space Museum, National Mall Building
  • National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • National Museum of African Art
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Postal Museum
  • National Zoological Park
  • Renwick Gallery
  • S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (“The Castle”)
  • The deYoung Museum

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