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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Eli Explorer App Poster Image
Delightful, open-ended journey helps teach words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood App Poster Image
Stores, doctor, and mini games make virtual dollhouse fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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What's in the Oceans? App Poster Image
Dive into fun ocean exploration and subtle lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Grow Forest App Poster Image
Fun, interactive forest encourages sustainability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2017)
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Happy Snap App Poster Image
Mini-missions inspire kids to explore their surroundings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - Play & Explore App Poster Image
Fascinating animal facts and fun games in kid-size bites.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Homes by Tinybop App Poster Image
Explore homes around the world in impressive detail.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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How It Works? - Games for Kids to Learn & Discover App Poster Image
Superb mix of exploration, games, and offline activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Math Wizard for Kids App Poster Image
Play with numbers and equations in exploration exercises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Weather by Tinybop App Poster Image
Free weather exploration inspires; parent guide helps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System App Poster Image
Space journey lets kids explore and play at their own pace.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2017)
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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Pines to Vines - The Forest Biome App Poster Image
Amazing digital textbook brings forests to kids' fingertips.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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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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The Oregon Trail Game Poster Image
Classic history game now fun on Wii and 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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The Oregon Trail App Poster Image
Relive history by managing a family's wagon trip out west.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Sky Guide App Poster Image
Explore your night sky and study the history of the stars.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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SkyView - Explore the Universe App Poster Image
Astronomy app uses location to explain your view of the sky.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Game Poster Image
Education-focused historical tours without mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Google Maps - Transit & Food 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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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Waypoint EDU App Poster Image
Explore outdoors, take custom quizzes with AR experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Zooniverse App Poster Image
Crowd-sourced research engages kids in science exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2019)
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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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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Google Scholar Website Poster Image
Google scores with scholarly search engine.
URL: https://scholar.google.com
(2009)
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