Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching tool that lets you go on VR trips or
explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close
with sharks – even visit outer space!

In the classroom or with groups, Google Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a 'guide' to
lead classroom-sized groups of 'explorers' through VR tours or show them AR objects. Guides
can use a set of tools to point out interesting things along the way.\n

Users who aren't in groups can also explore on their own, either in VR or AR.\n

• Explore a world of places and things on your own with your phone, tablet or VR device.

• Guide classroom-sized groups of locally connected users from your phone or tablet.

• Join a guide in immersive AR or VR and let them take you through one of our hundreds of VR or AR expeditions. VR mode can be used with a Google Cardboard or Daydream viewer.

• Connect devices over the same Wi-Fi network. If the Guide has downloaded some of the expeditions, no Internet connectivity is required to run one.

• Choose from a growing list of over 800 expeditions. Each one is a curated set of VR imagery or AR objects, along with integrated descriptions, talking points and questions.

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( and the additional terms below. This app is
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to your use of this app.

Do not use this app while driving, walking, or in any way that causes you to be distracted or disoriented
from real-world situations and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

What’s New

Version 2.3.3

* Improved search
* Improved guide discovery
* Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Brande J. ,

Pretty Cool

As a K-12 educator I think this is a pretty good app for virtual reality. This app allows the user to view different places around the world as well as anatomy. I like that there are to modes, basic VR and then a setting for use with Google Cardboard. I could see this being used in an educational setting to allow students to view parts of the world, like Pompeii to help enhance a lesson. I also like that there are so many science options to help enhance a students understanding like in anatomy. The issue I have is a lot of the different options do not have narration but mostly reading. This could pose a serious issue for younger learners. Overall though it is a great VR tool.

SciencingwithSarah ,

There is a ton of potential here

I have begun to use this app in my high school science classroom to allow the students to explore concepts such as cells and and the nervous system. Many of the components of biological systems are difficult for students to visualize and sometimes diagrams don’t cut it.

This app provides a free way to supplement what the students are learning in class. But...

-Guiding an expedition can be difficult if the WIFI does not synch correctly. I wish there was an access key that students could type in (similar to Kahoot and Quizizz) so that they can join my Expedition that way.

-My class does not have VR headsets but they do have iPADs. This works fine as long as the selected Expedition has the option to view in full screen. BUT this app locks the user in and does not allow my students to split the screen so that they can type answers on a worksheet that is paired with the Expedition. If they exit out of the app to complete the worksheet, then the Expedition starts over from the beginning. (Yes, I know I can print the worksheet out for them but my school pushes us to be as paperless as possible).

I still recommend checking this out, as it is a great and innovative app that can help bring any subject to life for the students.

SammieC14 ,

I love this idea, but...

I love the idea of using this in the classroom, however the guide feature is lacking. Most school WiFis are not all that great. Not to mention, they probably aren’t configured right to allow the connection (as is the case with our school). I wish this app had a coded entry like when using Kahoot in class. It would make it so much easier plus multiple people on the same WiFi could lead their own virtual field trips without issue


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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