This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic GeoBee is meant for kids in grades 4-8. Are you smarter than a 4th grader? If you need help studying, you should check out the National Geographic World Atlas HD app, also available on iTunes.

Three types of game play make sure you really know your stuff and never get bored.

In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1300 National Geographic GeoBee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1000+ locations. For an added challenge, bonus rounds include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only we don't tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!

The faster you answer, the more points you get! You have to keep up the pace to move on to the next round.

About National Geographic GeoBee:
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic GeoBee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

"GeoBee makes an excellent companion for long train rides or meals with dull people." - Slate

“Grab It. The first day of school is just around the corner. Here (is) an app that can be packed in alongside your kids’ pencils and notebooks.” – New York Daily News

MOBI Award FINALIST - Best Mobile Game 2010

Apple recommended - Back to school app!

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

Hello GeoBees! Just in time for the 2018-2019 National Geographic GeoBee, we're back with an update and some new features to your favorite study resource:

* by popular demand, you can mute or unmute sounds inside the app - just tap the speaker located on the start or pause screens

* we now accommodate iPhone X's famous notch

* we changed the app icon to our sleek new logo!

Thanks as always for playing, and please give us your ratings/reviews. We love to hear from you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

cpthngr ,

5 Stars

Update Feb 2018:

Excellent response from Devs to fix and update. 5 Stars for sure.

On the "photo to map" guess section, would be nice to be able to zoom in on the photo a bit before the guess to make it easier to determine exactly what location you're looking at. (or just make the photo larger on screen to begin with)


Original Review:
Great app idea but only works for level one. Soon as try to go to level two the app crashes everytime. Reopen app and you have to start all over again with level one and app will crash again soon as you try to advance to level two.

Also, on longer questions some of the text is near impossible to read on iphone (unless you have zoom turned on your device, and even then causes much fiddle to zoom in and more time taken off the question time limit of course).

App should allow "tap on question text" to open in a larger popup or something similar to be able to read and scroll the question text, then pop back out to select the answer.

Another improvement would be the ability to acutally view the map after the answer has been given. Currenty it is obscured by screen text and no way to see map detail below that. Would prove more educational and helpful to be able to view this map and even ability to zoom and pan that map as well.

Another improvement could be the addition of a short further explanation of some details or facts after the answer has been given.

ManhattanArcade ,


Would be an amazing game if it didn't crash when trying to proceed to the second round.

Agg T ,

Won’t work

The App doesn’t work beyond level one. When I try to continue to level two, the game goes back to my home screen. When I go back in App I must start again but the same thing happens over and over again. Deleting. Disappointing.


National Geographic Society
121.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Geographic Society


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