This latest addition to the Britannica Kids series is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of the Solar System in a fun and engaging way. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others. Explore the solar system through a wealth of amazing images (which you can e-mail to friends!) videos and informative articles. And as it’s from Encylopædia Britannica, you can be sure it’s appropriate and safe for the whole family.

Here is what is being said about Britannica Kids apps:

“ …outstanding quality that Encylopædia Britannica is known for.” - Adam Curry, The Big App Show

“Encyclopædia Britannica launches new educational apps - what a BRILLIANT idea!!!” – Positive Parents (

“…I have been seriously impressed with both the content and design.” – The iPhone Mom (

Britannica Kids Solar System app is perfect for getting the facts right and exploring the eight major planets and their moons, the sun, comets, asteroids, gravity, and space in a really cool way.

Learning about the solar system has never been more fun with this interactive and educational app based on the school curriculum. Ideal for homework help, the app features:

Exclusive Encyclopædia Britannica standards-based content with high quality videos, pictures, and captions written specifically for ages 8-12.

Coverage of the topic includes:

Makeup of the Solar System
The Sun
The Planets
The Moon
Asteroids and Comets
Formation of the Solar System
Studying the Solar System
Gravity and Space
Exploring the Solar System

Planets A-Z – featuring the 8 major planets:


Then the fun starts:

Jigsaw Puzzles, created from beautiful images of the Solar System. Break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking your device (iPod and iPhone) and then sliding the pieces back into place to complete the puzzle - it’s not as easy as it looks!

Scramble images of the Solar System in The Magic Square game by shaking your device. Challenge yourself by re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.

Brush Off - brush the layers to reveal images of the major planets and then try to guess what it is – how many can you answer correctly?

Test your knowledge on the Solar System with the Quiz feature - how much have you learned? But hurry: you must answer quickly as the quiz is timed!
Test your memory with the popular Memory Match game and match up the pairs!

Why not take your exploration into the Solar System a step further and link to Britannica’s online services – Britannica Online for Kids or Britannica Online – to continue your discoveries.

Try it today!

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Fixed issue running on iPod Touch

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

drewi2007 ,

It's like an encyclopedia of the solar system

It's like an encyclopedia of the solar system but not as good as some of the other solar system apps on the App Store it could use an update to include more photos and update photos.

minstrelm3drawing ,

Really fun to play

The activities are fun. For visual learners, it works to play various games first, then take time to learn from text about just a few topics. Eventually, curiosity leads to reading more. By then, the images are well-learned. Great for memory strengthening.

Jrock0369 ,

Very disappointed!

I bought this to use in addition to our Astronomy unit. This is not interactive. Lots of reading involved and there is no audio for the text. My 10 year old has vision tracking issues so reading the "articles" is basically impossible. It would be nice if the text had and audio option. Not worth $5.


Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
232.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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