You will never look at art the same way. The San Diego Museum of Art App will change how you experience an art museum. Hear the fascinating stories behind the art, artists and styles through video, custom audio tours and cutting edge augmented reality. Bring priceless pieces of art to life through this awesome new app.

Content Overviews: How much content can you fit on a 24 square inch wall label? Deep dive to your hearts content about any item that intrigues you with the App. Find out about the artist’s life, fun facts about the item and even watch videos. Experience and enjoy content that isn’t available anywhere else in the museum.

Keep enjoying SDMA from the comfort of your home: While visiting the museum, use the “favorite” function to save the items you want to do a deep dive on later. With hours and hours of content, you will always have something new and exciting to learn

An Art Adventure: Ready to experience magic? As you walk through the gallery the app will automatically know where you are. When you approach different items, the content related to that item will automatically pop up. Art comes to life as you discover what fascinates you most.

What’s New

Version 3.50.3

Need some help finding your way around? New wayfinding features have been added! These include a blue dot to indicate where you are and an ability to create directional paths to anywhere in the building.
Audio bugs with headphones and speakers have been fixed.
Clearer Self Guided Tour Route instructions
Clearer formatting of 'You May Also Like' category
Auto Save function added to pop up notifications. Never lose a coupon or fun fact again!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

AvengersNerd123 ,

Most fun I’ve ever had at a museum

A few artsy friends dragged me to the museum and we decided for try the app. Between the easiness of the GPS maps, the awesome audio tours, and the AR experiences, we had a BLAST! I usually don’t spend too much time in art museums but the app gave me the education and connection to appreciate and enjoy the SDMA. I also like to listen to the audio stops I missed while I’m at home. It’s changed how I see art

ThisMomOnTheGo123 ,

New experience

I'm a local and visit balboa park pretty frequently. I'm hesitant to revisit museums too frequently in case there's nothing new to enjoy. But this app brought a whole new perspective to a lot of the art that is a staple in the museum. There wasn't enough time to listen to all the audio stops so I look forward to returning or maybe just listing to it while I'm at home!

Hunga123 ,

Convenient app with one minor flaw

The app seem great, filled with some great features. One little thing...the events calendar is off. Events are being posted on the calendar at +8 hours compared to local event times. For example an event happening at 5p local or Pacific time is being posted at 1am the next day.


San Diego Museum of Art
322.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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In-App Purchases
  1. The details about the museum's items $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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