History Hero App Review with $50 American Express {Giveaway}

I loved educational apps!  I love ones that help get your children excited about learning!  Technology has opened SO many doors for us in the last several years and apps are such an incredible part of this!  NOW, even your trips to the local museum can come more alive with a special app.  Many times we take our children to museums and we want it to be a real educational experience.  We want them to be able to retain what they see, hear, and read and we want them to really take in the history!  I know as a homeschooler I want to see the field trips be a real educational experience-not just a fun day out!

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!

Giveaway: Enter to win a $50 American Express gift card and a $10 ITunes gift card(so you can buy the app) from the creators of History Hero!  To enter join the widget below:

I received gift cards and the app free to do this review.  All opinions are 100 percent mine!

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  1. Kerrie Mayans says

    This seems like an app that would have been very useful when I went to NYC and DC in the spring.

  2. Mer says

    What a wonderful idea! This would certainly make museum outings a bit more family friendly, and increase the learning potential.

  3. Seyma Shabbir says

    This is such a great idea for an app to get kids involved in history and learning. Especially great for younger kids to have an avatar and almost like a scavenger hunt

  4. Rosie says

    This sounds like a great app to give as a gift or stocking stuffer! I think educational gifts are good to seek out, esp ones that they will truly enjoy!

  5. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    This looks like a great app, I am always looking for educational but fun apps for my kids.

  6. Margaret Smith says

    I would love this for the Museum of National History. What a great app and idea. Thanks so much.

  7. Angela Kinder says

    This seems like such a great app for children and adults alike who enjoy history! Since I love history, I think I might like it!

  8. rich morris says

    I remember when cable first came out. I told my parents (as I was a kid then) that i’d watch sports & history. and i have ever since. i love history & this app looks cool

  9. christine burd says

    I would use this history app myself to aid my daughter when she is writing historical novels.

  10. Leslie W says

    I’m a huge history buff and am always looking for ways to engage my kiddos into history to get them interested too. This looks like a fun app for the family to try!

  11. Danielle says

    This is a great app to teaches about history and helps you and your child get involved and excited.

  12. Leann V says

    This looks fun. They had something along these lines at the zoo we visited the a couple weekends ago. We bought a key and they had a box at each of the exhibits where the kids could put in the key and get more information. They loved it.

  13. Jill Myrick says

    This would be a great outing for my kids when we go to visit family and friends in New York.

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  14. Sandy VanHoey says

    My grandson who is only 6 would love this. He is very interested in history and science (so unlike how I was) and can’t seem to get enough of it.

  15. ellen c. says

    This app sounds like it would definitely make trips to the museum so much more fun. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Deb C says

    I think this app is a fabulous tool for kids and parents to learn. I love history and would love using this app for myself.

  17. Geoff K says

    Looks like a perfect app for getting kids even more excited about history and culture, and to instill an appreciation for preserving artifacts and knowledge. What a great message for a game!

  18. Jacob LaFountaine says

    I wish there was more of this when I grew up. I might have kept up more on geography and history

  19. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…a great resource for younger kids to keep them engaged, especially for use on a tour of Washington, D.C.

  20. angela cisco says

    Looks like it would be a lot of fun. Wish we would have had something like this on our last roadtrip.

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