Explore Augmented Reality Apps for Kids

Written by Kara-Lyne, Technology Intern with Halifax Public Libraries

Turn the world around you into a place to explore, learn, and create with Augmented Reality (AR) technology! Easy to use and inspire the next generation of innovators, AR takes elements from the real world and adds a fun tech twist.

To help you get started, our Technology Intern, Kara-Lyne, shares some of her favourite free AR apps for kids. These apps are available on Android and iOS, and are sure to fill your days with endless fun.

Star Walk

  • Ages: 4+

If you love space as much as we do, you’ll love the Star Walk app, opens a new window. Star Walk is an interactive app that maps out the night sky using your smart device. With interactive satellite tracking and AR features, this app unlocks the secrets of the night sky right from the comfort of your backyard.


If you enjoy playing games on your mobile device, these games have options that will allow you to see AR in action.