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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LeapFrog LeapTV: Mr. Pencil Presents DoodleCraft Game Poster Image
Creative, unique building play limited by imprecise tools.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
(2015)
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Herotopia Game Poster Image
Online world where kids become heroes by combating bullying.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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PBS KIDS Website Poster Image
Loads of super-educational games and activities.
URL: http://pbskids.org/
(2007)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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Google Maps App Poster Image
Sublime navigation tool with cool extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2012)
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Mayan Mysteries Game Poster Image
Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever App Poster Image
Realistic, scary art in dino lovers' dream database.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Game Poster Image
Expanded RPG remake encourages exploration, micromanagement.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
(2015)
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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Game Poster Image
Exceptional strategy sequel with some mature themes.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Game Poster Image
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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Google Scholar Website Poster Image
Google scores with scholarly search engine.
URL: http://scholar.google.com
(2009)
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