Geography Apps, Games, and Websites

Earth is a fascinating and amazing place to explore, and your kid might want to see it all. But with Earth's 3,959 miles of land and sea to discover, your little explorer might need some help. These stellar apps, games, and websites will educate your kids on the world and and its history, all while they're having fun playing games and answering trivia. And if your kids can't wait to begin their adventures, make sure to review our list of 13 Dazzling Discoveries Kids Can Make with Outdoor Apps for tips and ideas to make their adventures awesome!

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JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: https://jr.brainpop.com/
(2011)
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Barefoot World Atlas App Poster Image
Delightful way to learn about animals, people, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun Website Poster Image
Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.
URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
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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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Geo Walk - World Factbook 3D App Poster Image
Brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Maggie's Earth Adventures Website Poster Image
Save the planet with these terrific learning activities.
URL: http://www.missmaggie.org/
(2013)
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National Geographic Kids Website Poster Image
Lots of educational content, but stuffed with ads, promos.
URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com
(2007)
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Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island Game Poster Image
An intriguing mystery facilitates in-depth bird watching
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
(2007)
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Stack the Countries App Poster Image
Pile up nations while you pile up geography knowledge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2012)
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FactMonster Website Poster Image
Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.
URL: http://www.factmonster.com
(2012)
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BrainPOP Website Poster Image
Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(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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National Geographic Challenge Game Poster Image
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Google Earth Website Poster Image
Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.
URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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Google Earth App Poster Image
Must-see geographic exploration tool; watch for iffy videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Historypin Website Poster Image
Cool history project empowers teens to connect and share.
URL: http://www.historypin.com
(2013)
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Solar System for iPad App Poster Image
Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Mashable Website Poster Image
Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)
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