Along with airports and shopping malls, museums are some of the toughest indoor places to navigate. Who hasn't found herself wandering aimlessly around a gallery of Greek and Roman artifacts while trying to find an exhibit of Impressionist paintings, or peering at a dimly lit minerals exhibit at a natural history museum when really you want to see the giant whale skeleton?
Well, help is on the way. This week, Google announced it added indoor floor plans of 20 American museums to its Google Maps for Android.
The maps are already accessible on your Google Maps App for Android. To see them, just open up Google Maps and do a search for the museum you plan to visit.
If you are already at the museum, you can use the "My location" feature to see exactly where you are in relation to where you want to be and get walking directions to the exhibit you want to see next.