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

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Chartab ,

The best educational tool ever

This game is awesome. There is no better game than the GeoBee Challenge on the AppStore. It's really informative in funny way and I really appreciate this game from national geographic. I had this game on one of my devices and I was about to ask you to attend to some problems but I found out it was going to be a new update and the new update solved all of the problems i have had. I'm gonna play this game for many hours. This game will be the best educational tool you will ever find. I would have given more stars if I could.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chartab - thank you for playing as well as the terrific review!

pkoches ,

Great...but please allow zoom in for more accurate answers

I would give this app five stars if it allowed the player to zoom in when selecting an exact location.
I teach world geography and would love to use this app with my class, however, I know my younger students will become easily frustrated when the app tells them a question is wrong when they are within 10 miles of the location.

It's frustrating to get a question partially wrong within 10 or so miles of the exact location. The app does not enable the player to zoom in enough to get exact location. It's a set up for failure.
I still love the app but would love to see the changes.

Developer Response ,

Hi pkoches - Thank you for the feedback. It took us a while, but we wanted to let you know that the current version of the GeoBee Challenge app has an all-new map that lets you zoom (by pinching) in much greater detail. We hope you try it out and see a geo-gantic improvement!

galfriday612 ,

Learning a lot

Overall, this is a great idea. Nice mix of maps and trivia, and I really like the interactive function of the map clues. Would be even better game if it allowed more time to read the question, had fewer repeat questions, and gave a little more context clues for photo questions. I’ve travelled a fair bit, but definitely have trouble with identifying some of the chosen landmarks. I would also like if it were a cumulative score to advance rather than a per-round score. Lastly, the admonishments received when clicking too far away on the map can be a little mean. Lighten it up and encourage us to learn!


National Geographic Society
121.2 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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