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The Museum of Natural History is giving away its new science app for the iPad

This app for the iPad can be used offline!

Written by
Oliver Strand

Good news for NYC families: Today the American Museum of Natural History introduced Ology: The science app for kids. It's the Ipad version of the Ology: The science website for kids, the amazing online resource from the AMNH.

The even better news? Ology for the iPad is completely free, and the content can be downloaded and used offline.

If you don't know Ology: The science website for kids, you're in for a treat. The entertaining website is full of amazing facts, interactive activities and play-based learning—just like the Museum of Natural History itself. (There's a reason why the museum is one of the best kids' museums in New York, and why its online programming also makes it one of the best kids' museums in NYC you can visit right from home.)

Ology American Museum of Natural History
Courtesy: American Museum of Natural History

Ology: The science app for kids not only puts all of that in the hands of your kid, the intuitive nature of using a touchscreen helps make the science come alive. Learning about whales is that much more delightful when you get to poke, swipe and tap.

The app is being launched with 36 interactive activities, including a how-to on calculating the distance to stars, a primer on the flu and viral transmission and a multimedia lesson on the Tyrannosaurus rex. More will be added as the app is updated.

All this free content is perfect for at-home learning, schools and all families interested in making science as fun as watching one of the best educational shows that kids love

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