Exploration Apps, Games, and Websites

From the great outdoors to the depths of the living room couch, your kids' curiosity will drive them to find new and exciting places. But after a long journey, your kid might want to unwind with some fun and engaging apps, games, and websites. These adventurous picks will have your little explorer looking, learning, and leading expeditions into a variety of entertaining subjects. If the hunt is still on for more activities, check out these books, movies, and TV shows that promote adventure.

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APP

Eli Explorer

age 2+

Delightful, open-ended journey helps teach words.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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APP

Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

age 3+

Stores, doctor, and mini games make virtual dollhouse fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire (2015)
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APP

What's in the Oceans?

age 3+

Dive into fun ocean exploration and subtle lessons.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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APP

Grow Forest

age 4+

Fun, interactive forest encourages sustainability.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

Happy Snap

age 4+

Mini-missions inspire kids to explore their surroundings.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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APP

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - Play & Explore

age 4+

Fascinating animal facts and fun games in kid-size bites.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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APP

Homes by Tinybop

age 6+

Explore homes around the world in impressive detail.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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APP

How It Works? - Games for Kids to Learn & Discover

age 6+

Superb mix of exploration, games, and offline activities.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

Math Wizard for Kids

age 6+

Play with numbers and equations in exploration exercises.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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APP

Weather by Tinybop

age 6+

Free weather exploration inspires; parent guide helps.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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APP

Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System

age 7+

Space journey lets kids explore and play at their own pace.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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GAME

Cave Story+

age 8+

Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.

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APP

Pines to Vines - The Forest Biome

age 8+

Amazing digital textbook brings forests to kids' fingertips.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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GAME

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

age 9+

Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2012)
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GAME

The Oregon Trail

age 9+

Classic history game now fun on Wii and 3DS.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii (2011)
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APP

Sky Guide

age 9+

Explore your night sky and study the history of the stars.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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APP

SkyView - Explore the Universe

age 9+

Astronomy app uses location to explain your view of the sky.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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GAME

Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece

age 10+

Education-focused historical tours without mature content.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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APP

Google Maps - Transit & Food

age 10+

Sublime navigation tool with cool extras.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2012)
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GAME

Mayan Mysteries

age 10+

Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows (2012)
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