History Hero App: Make Visiting Historical Sites Fun For Kids

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We received a gift pack to use towards app purchase and for compensation for this review, a matching prize package has been provided by the sponsor for one lucky winner. All opinions are mine.

I have a little confession. When I was a kid, I really didn’t enjoy going to many museums or learning about history. My father was always a huge history buff, so it made for some boring times for me. Luckily, he always consoled me with an ice cream cone afterwards. Fast forward to today and now I love learning things about history but my son… not so much. This is why I was excited to learn about a new app called History Hero.

History Hero App #Review

You can download the app for free and then purchase the interactive “mission” for historical sites located in select cities in the U.S. and Europe. In the U.S. you can find locations in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, DC. Once you download the app, you can scroll through to discover which locations are available to work in conjunction with the app. For example, I chose New York. The options are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Natural History Museum. To test out the app, I chose to purchase the Metropolitan Museum of Art mission.

History Hero App Review

Here is the deal. You… or your kids are The History Heroes and you can choose to be one of 9 characters. You are fighting to preserve history because The Erasers (creepy looking aliens) are trying to make us forget about our rich past. You can learn all the details and the “story” when you first open the app.  Now, suddenly visiting a historical site is a game therefore making kids a little more involved and interested. Pretty tricky huh?

History Hero App #Review

Once you start your mission, the app tells you what to look for and how to find it. Then it will ask a series of questions about it. For example, at the MET one of the things to do is to find the Farnese Table. Once you do, it will also encourage you to take a photo of the object without leaving the app. This is also great for encouraging kids to make memories that they can keep forever and hopefully helping them to remember the new things that they learned on their adventure.

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One of the best features when using the app are the positive reinforcements given when you answer questions correctly and then of course complete the mission. It helps boosts kids esteem and get them more interested. I also like that even though there are wrong answers, the app lets kids choose answers until they do find the correct one.

History Hero App #Review

I am totally loving this app! I am hoping that they grow and offer more historic locations. I think this could be a real asset for getting our kids more interested in history!

The makers of History Hero want to give one lucky reader a chance to try the app! Remember you can download the app for free on iTunes to get started or find out more info on the History Hero website.

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Comments

  1. Very interesting concept. I learned that the kids are to save history because the aliens want to destroy it. It also gives the kids things to do while there, like take pictures.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    the app tells you what to look for and asks you questions which makes it fun to learn.

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  4. Stephanie G says:

    I watched the trailer on you tube, I learned that kids really enjoy using the History Hero app because they are more engaged in a purpose at the museum which makes them more involved and makes learning more fun, engaging and easier.

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