Disclosure: 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.
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