History Hero« Personalization & Tools « Downloads
|Updated||October 3, 2013|
|Category||Personalization & Tools|
Sightseeing with your family will never be the same! Save the world, defeat the Erasers and learn about history as you travel with your family by playing the first interactive video game to guide you through the world's most important museums, churches and historical sites.
Developed in consultation with top U.S. educators, History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot. Kids of all ages – and their parents – take on interactive missions from the International Committee of Extraterrestrial Threats to save the world. History Hero injects excitement into family sightseeing outings by engaging young people of all ages in an entertaining and educational battle between the History Heroes and the Erasers – evil aliens who want to destroy our history to make us weaker as a planet and more vulnerable to attack.
This app is perfect for families with children looking for fun things to do while on vacation. It is also great for student trips. This one-of-a-kind, highly rated educational game provides an interactive tour of the most important sites in the most important cities in the world. Put this on the list of must-do activities with kids during your next family trip!
History Hero missions are designed for three age groups – ages 4- 7 (with an adult), 8-12 and teenage/adult.
Players choose a hero — like Hunter Relik and Dane Jerr — and embark on a mission to save history, defeat the Erasers and earn points by:
•Following clues to find the most important artifacts at the site;
•Answering interesting questions about the artifacts;
•Taking photos of the artifacts to preserve them for history;
•Learning age-appropriate, interesting facts about the artifacts which are recorded on a “secure hard drive” for preservation;
•Unlocking awesome celebrations by the History Heroes; and
•Winning the coveted History Hero Medal of Honor.
History Hero missions are available at the following sites in the United States and Europe:
Chicago, IL: Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History
London, England (UK): British Museum, Museum of Natural History, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tower of London
Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Institute fo Arts (MIA)
New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Paris, France: Fontainebleau Castle, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur Basilica and Palace and Gardens of Versailles
Philadelphia, PA: National Constitution Center and Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rome, Italy: Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museum
Washington, DC: Jefferson Memorial, Mall and Monuments, National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Castle, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Featured in The New York Times! Named Travel App of the Week by Today Show contributor Johnny Jet! Great reviews from educational and parenting blogs!