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• New York Times Top 10 Best Children's Books on the iPad • 2011 MOBI Award Winner • Time.com Top 25 iPad Apps for Kids • Chosen as New and Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites by Apple • Appy Award Finalist • 5 Stars from Appolicious • KinderTown 10 Top Apps Kids Will Beg to Play

LOVE DINOSAURS? Dig into more than 700 dinos with National Geographic’s interactive Dinopedia!

Based on the award-winning NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE DINOPEDIA: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever, this app goes beyond any dinosaur encyclopedia you’ve ever seen. Just what makes this dino app so extreme? MORE THAN 700 DINOSAURS! ASTONISHING ARTWORK! THE LATEST DISCOVERIES! AMAZING INTERACTIVES AND VIDEO!

The experts agree: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) named National Geographic’s Dinopedia an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.

You’ll find all your favorite dinos plus some really cool new ones profiled in the meat eater and plant eater sections with fact boxes, fun facts, size comparisons, and more. The incredible Dinos A to Z section lists almost every dinosaur ever known.

Get audio pronunciation, vital stats, size comparisons, and phenomenal art. Check out bonus videos for select dinosaurs, a visual table of contents, and an interactive family tree. Share your favorite dinosaurs with friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Each in-depth dinosaur entry gets a full-page painting. Other art pieces take a closer look at the dino world, from hatching to migrations, from finding fossils to the extinction mystery. And all of the artwork was done in consultation with dinosaur experts to make sure it’s as accurate as possible.

From the newest smallest dinosaur to the color of dino skin, the most current research and thinking is all here.

The National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia is the most complete, most beautiful, and most up-to-date look at the dinosaur world. It bursts with astonishing artwork. It amazes with fantastic facts. It captures the newest, coolest paleontology. Meet the smallest, largest, fastest, and slowest dinosaurs known. Find out the most famous dinosaur mistakes. Judge winners in the greatest dinosaur battles of all time, and discover much more!

What’s New

Version 1.2.4

General bug fixes and optimizations for iOS10

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
Huck's Dad ,

Glitchy, Great Art... But, Really Glitchy

National Graphic is usually AMAZING in everything they do, but I've got to tell you, as much as it pains me... this app needs a LOT of work. Swiping from page to page crashes the program at times. The menu for the videos (which are very, very short, like ten of fifteen seconds short) is in portrait orientation only, but the videos are in landscape, so you have to spin the iPad around again and again. If you play "The Story" on one of the individual dinosaur pages and swipe to another page during the playback, the playback just keeps going and going. You have to pick another option (Dino Stats, Fun Fact or Picture Info) to stop the playback. This little glitch is particularly annoying. There are other minor glitches that make the whole app feel poorly constructed and not very well thought out. I, like most others who have purchased this app, are sitting by with our fingers crossed that a magic patch will come along and bring this C- app up to the A+ status we all think National Geographic should maintain.

vincettia ,


Recently purchased this app for my daughter, who loves dinosaurs. Should have read more reivews first. While this app looks great and looks like it contains a lot of fun information that my daughter would love, we will never know. It crashes every time we open it, right after viewing the first dinosaur's stats-and I do mean every time. I have never gotten to view more than 1 dinosaur. Seems from reading many of the reviews, that this app needs to be updated to be compatible with IOS 8. Nat Geo, please fix this immediately. I spent $5.00 on this app, which is a lot in the app world, and want to see it fixed. Plus, my daughter was very dissapointed that she could not use the app. Once it is working again, I'll be happy to up my rating but until then it gets only 1 star (would have given it 0 stars as the app doesn't even work, but Apple doesn't allow that option).

Ninjamom7227 ,

Good but could be better

The information in this app is very good and as up to date as it can be. However, there are improvements that could be made for instance, the voice that pronunces and reads the dinosaurs is corny and overdramatic which takes away from the learning experience. Some of the pictures of the dinosaurs don't match their fact sheets. In the a's alone there are a number of the pictures that are incorrect. This also diminishes the learning that can take place. Kids will be able to spot many of these errors for the better known dinosaurs but for the lesser known ones they will learn incorrect information. Other than that the book is very good. The art is great!


National Geographic Partners, LLC
590.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Geographic Partners


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