Oops... Your Browser Doesn't Support 3D Graphics

The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer is a modern 3D web application. It requires an up-to-date browser supporting WebGL. Most browsers support this technology which enables the display of 3D graphics in the web browser. Use the following list to find out which browsers and operating systems fully support Smithsonian X 3D.

If you are unsure if you have WebGL support, visit this website.

Microsoft Windows

All major browsers on Windows are supported, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Browser Version X 3D Explorer Support
Google Chrome 30 and up Fully supported
Mozilla Firefox 24 and up Fully supported
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and up Fully supported

 Apple OS X

On OS X, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox fully support the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer. Safari users need to enable WebGL first since it is disable by default. In order to enable WebGL on Safari:

  • Open the Safari menu and select Preferences.
  • Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window.
  • At the bottom of the window, check "Show developer menu in menu bar"
  • Open the developer menu in the menu bar and select Enable WebGL.
Browser Version X 3D Explorer Support
Google Chrome 30 and up Fully supported
Mozilla Firefox 24 and up Fully supported
Apple Safari   Fully supported

Apple iOS

Apple does not permit the use of WebGL on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Although these devices technically fully support 3D graphics in the web browser, due to a restriction of Apple it is not currently possible to use the Smithsonian X 3D explorer on iOS devices.

Google Android

Browser Version X 3D Explorer Support
Google Chrome Version 30 and up Fully supported on the latest phones and tablets. Support might be limited on older devices.
Mozilla Firefox Version 24 and up Mostly supported on the latest phones and tablets. Support might be limited on older devices.