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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Learn Your Destination's History

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of History Hero

Are you hosting your destination wedding in a big city? Then this gift to your guests is perfect to not only help them see the local sites, but keep their kids entertained along the way. Mind Gamez recently introduced a mobile app called History Hero to help bridge the gap between travel and education. With technology at their fingertips, it might be difficult to keep kids interested and engaged at that museum your guests just paid to get into.

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The app has a customized “mission” for some of the biggest museums and historical sites across the World. This interactive video game teaches history to children and teenagers as they follow along with a tour. Developed with some of the top teachers in the U.S., History Hero is meant to complement the traditional guidebooks and audio tours.

The game is available in three different age groups: ages four to seven, ages eight to 12 and ages 13 and above. Wondering if this app is available at your chosen destination wedding location? See below for a list of destinations and museums/sites which cater to the History Hero kid.

-          New York City

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Natural History Museum

-          Washington D.C.

  • Air & Space Museum
  • Museum of American History
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Natural History Museum

-          London

  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Tower of London

-          Paris

  • Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Louvre
  • Notre Dame
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Versailles

-          Rome

  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • Roman Forum
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican

“Missions” are also on the way for museums and hot spots in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco, so stay tuned. Each mission is available for purchase for $4.99 and would be a great gift to your guests with families who might be exploring during their visit for your destination wedding. To see a sneak peek of the app, take a peek at this YouTube video or click here to download the app for free. Happy Exploring!

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