Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Beautiful and informative dinosaur museum database.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

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Ease of Play

The app is incredibly easy to navigate. Kids should have no problem reading about their favorite dinos, or simply exploring all the pics.

Violence & Scariness

Some of the dino pics could be scary to very young kids.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection offers an informative database of dino-related trivia for kids to explore. While there is nothing inappropriate for kids under 8 (barring the occasional scary T-Rex), there's a lot of specific and technical-sounding information which could go over the heads of younger kids. The language used is not that of a children's book, but like the placards you'd find in a museum.

User Reviews

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Parent of a 3-year-old Written byCourtney Ostaff May 12, 2011
My 3 year old daughter loves it. She can't read any of it, but she loves to look at the mosaic of dinosaur pictures, especially the baby dinosaurs. She has... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 1, 2010


LOVE IT!May scare little kids

Is it any good?

You won't find info on every thunder lizard in DINOSAURS: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTION, but when it comes to the dinos it does feature, you'll probably learn everything you could ever imagine. In addition to the "story" collection, you also have an amazing, huge mosaic of dino-related photos -- each little thumbnail of which can be clicked on for even more dino info.

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