History Herois an app is the first interactive video game to guide you through the world’s most important museums, churches, and historical sites. One simple download will transform a family sightseeing outing into a world-saving, alien-battling, history-learning adventure.Developed in consultation with top U.S. educators, History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot. There are History Hero missions designed for kids as young as 4-7 all the way up to teenagers and adults.
Here are a few great exploration 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
Although I didn’t have a muesum on the list near me I still checked out the app to review. They are going to be adding locations all the time so I can’t wait to see some Cincinnati options added.
I felt the app would really give a child or adult for that matter a great hands on approach to the mueseum. Instead of just walking through the child will be given tasks and/or games to play as they walk through. It gives them things to look for and sets it up like a case they are solving. They even get to pick their character. The app can go right on your phone or ipad and has the game broken down in age groups so all can play. The graphics are great and it even begins with an oath. Things on the oath are like no running or touching things that are not allowed to be touched) I love practical things you can do or use in educational settings and this is a great concept for that. It would excite all learning styles and all ages. It brings the mueseum experience ALIVE and gives our kids a deeper learning experience. That is a win win!
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I received gift cards and the app free to do this review. All opinions are 100 percent mine!