PLEASE NOTE: This app requires a MERGE Cube and a smartphone or a tablet to experience. Find out how to get a MERGE Cube to learn more at:

Engage your students in active, hands-on learning with a MERGE Cube and the MERGE Explorer app!

With interactive experiences for elementary through middle school, MERGE Explorer lets students investigate a smoking volcano, examine a great white shark, and hold the earth in the palm of their hands. They can even dissect a frog (humanely)!

Using innovative virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technology, and aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), students will learn about topics such as earth science, life cycles and traits, ocean animals, space systems, structure and properties of matter, energy, waves, light, sound and more.

Early studies have shown that using AR/VR with your students will improve academic achievement, academic growth and digital literacy, and will prepare them for jobs of the future. MERGE Cube and the Explorer app is changing the way students learn and teachers teach. Explore AR/VR with your classes today with MERGE Explorer!

More Details:
•This is the “early release” version of MERGE Explorer
•Content will be added regularly in all STEM categories (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
•Currently aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with other state standards to be added in the future.
•Activity plans are currently being written by educators that you can use in your classroom.
•Teacher controls and dashboard coming soon.


We offer two auto-renewing subscription options:
MERGE Explorer annual subscription: $99.99 (only $8.25/month!)
MERGE Explorer monthly subscription: $19.99

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Your MERGE Explorer subscription will automatically renew within 24 hours before the end of the current period at the price of the chosen subscription and your credit card will be charged through your Apple ID account. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term. You can cancel your subscription (i.e. turn off automatic renewal) in the Account Settings section of your App Store or iTunes settings after you have made the purchase.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.11

We’re excited to share this weeks app updates and new activities:

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader has been added to make MERGE Explorer more accessible for every learner!

New Activities:

The Water Cycle - observe the water cycle in action

Where’s the Water? - explore the globe and discover where water is found

Pangea - watch the giant supercontinent of Pangea split up to create today’s continents

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Zig3313 ,

Making NGSS a Reality

MERGE Explorer is one of the few tools apart from textbook resources that has set out to align with NGSS from the outset. As more states move to NGSS science curriculum, it is important to provide opportunities for students to interact with the content in creative ways.

MERGE Explorer is easy to navigate and instantly engages even the most reluctant student. New content is continually being developed and added to the platform to address a variety of scientific topics. Expect more great things to come from MERGE in the near future!

JeanGX ,

Future of Education

Inspiring imagination while introducing educational information is always a struggle in the classroom but this app achieves that!

Great use of augmented reality for the purpose of learning and stimulating curiosity. Every person I show this to is blown away. A must for every child and/or adult who wants to dip their toes into what the future holds with technology.

Sasha!!!! ,

Great app for STEM learning

If you have a Merge Cube, which is required for this app, this app is a fantastic tool for teaching kids. They really engage with it, it’s a lot of fun, and the kids absorb the material. My one critique is that I’m looking forward to seeing more content. I hear that a lot more is on the way


1.1 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. MERGE Explorer Monthly $19.99
  2. MERGE Explorer Annual $99.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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