This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic Bee 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 Bee 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 Bee:
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee 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 2.4.0

Hello GeoBees- We're so proud to offer an update that many of you have requested: a new & improved map! You can now zoom in closer to tap exactly where you wanted. Try it out and let us know how you like it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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.

Can't really play this on a phone

L.A. author

Great concept, however you can't really play these quizzes properly on your iPhone, because they ask you to point to cities or countries and often your finger is as big as the entire continent! Because of this your score will be much lower than it should. I tried playing it with the pointer, but it just wouldn't work. Only my finger would work.

Also when playing the Maps rounds, sometimes half the map is covered. When you try to fix this, it automatically gives you a wrong answer. Very frustrating!

I hope these things can be fixed. If so, this will become a great app.

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.


National Geographic Society
122.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Geographic Society


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