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History Hero iPhone/iPad App Review

History HeroDisclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of History Hero. All opinions are my own.

Surprisingly, my kids love visiting educational museums. They both like visiting at different paces – my daughter prefers to study everything and see less of the museum, while my son runs from exhibit to exhibit. It can be frustrating to visit with both of them, because I’m always struggling to keep them together. Last month, we visited NYC and visited a whole bunch of attractions, including the American Museum of Natural History. I only wish we had loaded the History Hero app on my iPhone then – the kids would have loved doing the adventures together.

History Hero is an iPhone app which can also be used on an iPad. You’ll want cellular service or WiFi to use the app, so make sure you’ll have access on the device you choose to use. The app is free to download, but you’ll need to do an in-app purchase for the missions you choose to do. Here are the current missions available (for museums and historical sites):

  • Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History
  • New York: MoMA, Met and Museum of Natural History
  • Washington DC: Mall and Monuments, National Air & Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Castle
  • London: British Museum, Museum of Natural History, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tower of London
  • Paris: Notre Dame, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Versailles and Fontainebleau
  • Rome: Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum and St. Peter’s Basilica

We tested the app with the Museum of Natural History mission. First, you choose the level of difficulty (based upon age), then, you agree to the rules (don’t run, don’t touch anything you aren’t supposed to touch, etc). The app gives you a variety of missions, including finding the T Rex, and then answering questions like “how many teeth does he have?”. It’s a fun way to explore a museum, and the kids really enjoy defeated the evil “erasers”. You can learn more about History Hero here.

Win it! I have an iTunes gift card to purchase 2 missions for the app, plus a $50 Amex gift card to use for museum admissions. Enter via the Rafflecopter. US winners only.
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  1. I would like this prize because this app is amazing! It helped my little four year old enjoy the musesum even more and my seven year old twin siblings enjoy going to the muesum, even more thn they already did! I would love to tke them to another musesum next time with some cooler missions!

  2. Sherry Russell says:

    great app

  3. melanie s says:

    What a great giveaway- I would love to win this one to be able to take my son to a re-inactment for the civil war that they have thru out the year in our area. it is just a bit too pricey for us at this point.

  4. Natalie S says:

    Looks/seems like a great app! Would love to give a try – great giveaway!

  5. Kristin Henard says:

    I like trying new apps and this one looks great

  6. Wendy McBride says:

    I would like to have it as a birthday present for my daughter that loves museums and apps.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  7. Becky Cole says:

    My kids love to go to museums!

  8. ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    Would love to try it – looks so interesting – thanks for the chance.

  9. Sounds like so much fun! My kids would really enjoy using these apps!

  10. Chelsea oaks says:

    My husband is so into all of this stuff. I am too, but not as much as him. I bet this would make a great surprise for him!

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    This app is a fantastic idea. I’d love to win because my husband and I have been wanting to bring our kids to the Museum of Natural History.
    Thanks so much

  12. Ilove to travel and would definitely use the apps and gc for my upcoming SE asia travel museum entries!

  13. I would love to get some new tunes and take the wife out for a surprise dinner.

  14. Jody Sisson says:

    It sounds like a very interesting app, would like to try it.

  15. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to win because we love to go the NY Museum of Natural History and this would be a great app to have

  16. April Brenay says:

    my two boys love to go on family field trips, going to a new museum would be a thrill

  17. Linda Peavy says:

    I’d love to win because it would be so much family fun!

  18. We will be headed to Washington DC and this sounds like family fun! :)

  19. Jennifer R. says:

    I would like this card because it would allow us to do something special as a family.

  20. Katie Roch says:

    I would love to win because my family has been trying to do more activities together and going to museum together would be great.

  21. Crystal F says:

    How cool. We plan on visiting DC next year for my daughter’s birthday and this would be great to have while we visit some museums. thank you!

  22. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d love to give the iTunes gift card to my grand daughter.
    And would love to start Christmas shopping with the other.
    Thank you.

  23. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would buy a book for my iPad with the iTunes card and gas for my car with the Amex card.

  24. It sounds like a really neat app! As for the prize, I’d update my running playlist w/ the iTunes card and use the Amex for back-t0-school shopping.

  25. I’d love to buy a new app for my iPod!

  26. Kathleen says:

    the app sounds great and id like to try it – plus the $50 gift card would be put to good use with back to school time here

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  27. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I love trying new apps and I really love musuems.

  28. Kyl Neusch says:

    very neat app

  29. Monique Rizzo says:

    Because my hubby would LOVE it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  30. I would give this to my granddaughter to buy some apps for her Ipd

  31. very awesome giveaway my son would love the app

  32. Denise S says:

    I”d love to win gift cards and this app would be great because I was a history major.

  33. Katherine says:

    Just beginning to get some apps so this will be helpful

  34. I work in a very small special needs school and these apps would be perfect. Sometimes we’re not able to get out to museums (it’s a long process with wheelchairs and other problems) so this would be like a virtual field trip.

  35. Nataly Carbonell says:

    So I can buy and try out the apps

  36. I would like to win because a couple of the museums for this app are within a few hours drive of us and my kids and I would enjoy visiting the museums and completing the app’s missions.

  37. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would love to win so I can take my family to a few museums in the city. Its been awhile since we’ve done anything like that. I also love the idea of this app!

  38. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to win this because my kids would love History Hero.

  39. soha molina says:

    Because I could use both GCs.

  40. I would like to win this, because the app looks so cool.

  41. Julie Raye-Rod says:

    I love all things history and would use the gift card towards a museum trip.

  42. Stephanie Gregory says:

    I would love to win so I can treat my kids

  43. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love trying new apps with my daughter.

  44. dani marie says:

    i love history… and gift cards.

  45. Lisa Brown says:

    I would use it for back-to-school necessities for school

  46. Lisa Brown says:

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  47. My family loves history and this looks very interesting. I’d love to win because I am saving up for Christmas.

  48. Mary Happymommy says:

    I majored in History and I think this would be neat to share with my kids.

  49. I love trying apps that involve travel and history.

  50. ReggieMann says:

    I would like this prize to help my niece learn about history & different places around the world

  51. I would love to have my kids use the app.

  52. Jill Myrick says:

    This would make a great adventure for my children when we visit family in New York.


  53. I want to get my kids interested in history.

  54. Paula Tavernie says:

    Because I would love to try these apps!!

  55. to try the apps and buy some groceries!

  56. Brittney House says:

    My kids would enjoy using these apps!!!

  57. Rich Morris says:

    the app sounds really great!

  58. Rich Morris says:

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  59. I love going to the museum and would totally use this on my trip there.

  60. janna johnson says:

    I love winning…..

  61. Susan Smith says:

    I would like to win this, because the app looks neat.

  62. I want to win because it would be great to have an extra 50 dollars to spend.

  63. I would want it for myself. I love history and visiting historic locations and museums.

  64. To share with myself and my daughter.

  65. joseph gersch jr says:

    i would like this to get food

  66. We love visiting museums as a family, and I appreciate anything that helps my son engage with the exhibits!

  67. because I could always use the gift cards

  68. tiffany lane says:

    my daughters bday is coming up and these would make great gifts

  69. Eileen Burke says:

    My son’s birthday is coming up, these would be perfect as gifts.

  70. I’d love to win this prize because we just got an iPad over the summer and I’d love to load it up with great educational and learning apps that the whole family could benefit from!

  71. I’d love to win because we love apps.

  72. I can always use gift cards

  73. I would love to win because the boys want to go to the King Tut exhibit..

  74. Tanya White says:

    Because I want to take my kids to the museum.

  75. Mary Cloud says:

    I can buy a great movie on itunes and the $50 will come in handy too
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  76. Richard Hicks says:

    Nice app…want to win because kids love itunes, the amex would let me fill up the gas tank!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  77. Richard Hicks says:
  78. Gina Marie Benway says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter, she is a history major in college, her first year. She would love the app and the GC

  79. Rebecca Lock says:

    I homeschool my kids and I think this would be a great way for them to take “field trips”.

  80. Laura Unger says:

    I’d love to win this for my boys. My older son would love the app, and I love taking my kids to museums.

  81. Because my son could use it for school.

  82. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to win this as I love leaning about history. This would be like having our very own museum in our home where all the family could learn at the same time.

  83. My daughter would love, love this! She loves visiting museums and loves learning about anything involving science and World History.

  84. robyn paris says:

    i would like this prize cause i like music and money

  85. I would love this prize because I love museums!

  86. Haven’t been to a museum in a couple of years.
    Thanks for the contest.

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