‘Jammed with information about the workings and history of a long list of inventions...bring[s] complex ideas alive in an interactive and modern way.’
– The New York Times
“...a marvellous, marvellous app.”
– The Guardian
Pick up and play with some of the most extraordinary objects in the history of science and technology. This app brings to life priceless objects from the Science Museum in London and tells their stories.
With Journeys of Invention you can study, rotate and even operate some of the most revolutionary scientific inventions of all time. Step inside the Apollo 10 Command Module, examine a flea with Robert Hooke’s 17th-century microscope, explore the Large Hadron Collider, or even encode a secret message with a World War II Enigma Machine and share it with your friends to decipher. The app features original and insightful history specially written by Science Museum curators with a rich collection of historic photographs, rarely seen contemporary artworks, archive film footage and video.
This spectacular collection of museum gems is presented in a spell-binding interactive network of inventions, making it effortless to journey back and forth through time. Learn about the darker side of science on the ‘Dangerous’ journey. Choose ‘Horizons’ for dramatic tales of exploration. For a different take on the history of science and technology, try ‘Atoms and Rays’ or ‘The Secret of Life’.
Created by experts from the Science Museum in partnership with Touch Press (the wizards behind acclaimed apps The Elements and Solar System), Journeys of Invention is a wonderful guide for anyone with an interest in science, technology and discovery.
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“Writing as someone who has a visual impairment, I have always found myself removed from museum exhibits which are often behind glass and too small/detailed to appreciate from afar. As ever, Touch Press has used the glass to bring these items closer. Brilliant work!” User review
“...an app for families to share and spend quality time with.” iPad Insight
“Journeys of Invention is a great interactive learning tool that is beautifully designed” Mac Life
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Find out more at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
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Son loves this!
My 7 year old son loves this app. He and I are reading it together instead of a bedtime story. For parents I'd strongly recommend this app if your child is into science facts and gadgets. And I particularly rate the ability to interact with the various machines. It's like touching history. Complaints about the price seem a bit harsh when you consider how much a book with similar production values would cost (thinking Dorling Kindersley type books here). In short, deffo get this if you have a child interested in science/tech.
I could get really addicted to this - it's like a tour round the Science Museum without the tired feet. There are pictures of the items which you can look at from any angle, information about the inventions and biographies of the inventors, and links that you can follow to related items. I keep getting carried away - absolutely fascinating.
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- Touch Press Inc
- 1.1 GB
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Touchpress Ltd, 2018
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.