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. Kate says

    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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. ELIZA ELLIOT says

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. Katie K says

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. says

    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.

  14. Kelly D says

    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.

  15. 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!

  16. Cheryl says

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

  17. Jill Myrick says

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


  18. Geoff K says

    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!

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. LeAnn V says

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

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