Skin & Bones 4+

Smithsonian Institution

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



The mobile app that brings skeletons to life at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington, DC now creates the same 3-D experience at home or in the classroom. The app has a special way to ‘see’ skeletons on display in the Bone Hall, or printed on paper and on a monitor. Astonishing things happen in 3-D and the audio is as wild as the places the animals come from. Use the app from wherever you are to peer into the inner lives of animals like bats, giant sea cows, rattlesnakes and more. Meet the people who study them, ponder big ideas about the natural world and play a game or two.

- 10 augmented reality experiences with 3-D tracking will change the way you see skeletons
- Two games and two interactives boost your animal skills
- 32 videos take you around the world--from the Congo to the Arctic to the Amazon
- Listen to forests and prairie and bats and snakes
- videos and animations are captioned

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

* Exhibit list view (for when user is not in museum and doesn't need a map)
* Printable exhibit images (for when user is not in museum)
* Accessibility improvements
* Image zoom on about page
* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

jpimentel82 ,

Awesome; some Videos Issues

My 6 year old loves it!

Bummer is some of the videos for the featured animals do not play. All you get is a black screen.

ArtElliott ,

Good for the room

My kids loved it. Only need it for about 15 minutes. The ones that just showed the skins were very cool. The kids actually jumped when they saw the Mandrin.

Ahgana ,

Very useful

It’s very useful when you visit the museum of natural history. Better bring your ear phones.

App Privacy

The developer, Smithsonian Institution, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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