Best Outer Space Apps and Games for Kids

If your kids like planets, stars, and other celestial wonders, here are some awesome apps to try under the night sky.

Browse Best Outer Space Apps and Games for Kids

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Kids have a blast making their own silly aliens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Facts and features enhance space discovery, Dr. Seuss style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Suit up and journey through space at your own pace.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Stroll through the sky with kid-friendly astronomy tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Clever games and activities teach kids about math and space.
URL: http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov
(2011)
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Great interactive reference tool with space games and quiz.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Practice math skills and launch a rocket ship into space.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Easy-to-use stargazing tool shines in its accessibility.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Beautiful astronomy app is a handheld planetarium.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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Beautifully illustrated, interactive model of solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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A great way to explore the skies -- just point your phone.
Devices: Android
(2011)
In-depth, detailed, and beautiful astronomy app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Astronomy app uses location to explain your view of the sky.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Fun, puzzling astronaut adventure that's out of this world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Use augmented reality to explore a 3-D solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Spark kids' interest with excellent, free astronomy tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Vast expanses of stellar knowledge at older reading level.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Unique, Zen-like puzzler requires patience to appreciate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Apps for Windows
(2013)
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Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Space-science physics game a blast for budding engineers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2014)
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Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Mobile planetarium brings night sky up close, beautifully.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Exhaustive catalog for serious astronomy buffs.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Virtual planetarium takes kids on a tour of the universe.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)