Disneynature Explore

Last Updated on: June 11th, 2024


Explore the outdoors like never before through the world of amazing animals!

  • 5 animal adventures — Brown Bear, Monarch Butterfly, Chimpanzee, African Lion, and Loggerhead Sea Turtle – featuring 4 activities each.
  • 3D animals appear in the live camera view on your device!
  • Take photos of your adventures for your Disneynature Journal and earn virtual Disneynature pins!
  • Winner of 2014 Parents’ Choice “Gold” Award
  • Winner of Children’s Technology Review “Editor’s Choice” Award
  • Winner of Tech with Kids “Best Pick App” Award

Disneynature Explore combines an augmented reality experience with fun animal behavior game play that encourages children 4-8 and their caregivers to discover and play in nature. Search your own backyard with the lion to hunt a warthog, view your surroundings through a butterfly’s eyes, follow tracks along with the bear to find its cub, crack a nut like a chimpanzee, and much more!

App Features:

  • Exciting 3D animal animation, sound effects, and player sound recognition
  • Target colors and objects in the view of your mobile device to explore your environment
  • Photos can be added to your Disneynature Journal, which also includes Disneynature video clips of real animals featured in the app
  • Additional photo missions extend your family’s engagement with nature
  • The parents’ page includes suggestions for outdoor play
  • Virtual Disneynature pins awarded throughout the experience
  • Spanish language option
  • No in app purchases or third-party advertising

At a Glance

  • Developer: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Year Released: 2013
  • Year Shut Down: 2016
  • Available On: Mobile


About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.