Adventure TV Shows

Looking for TV shows that get kids (at least figuratively) out of the living room and into the world? Check out our list of favorite adventure TV series, and start thinking big! Whether it's a voice-over-guided show featuring breathtaking shots of Earth's natural beauty (Planet Earth, Oceans Blue, Great Migrations) or a more character-oriented program showing human characters' immersion in the outdoors (Dragonfly TV, Flying Wild Alaska), there's a show on this list for your family. For a blast to the paleolithic past, check out Dinosaur TV. For a wider variety of STEM-related content, check out STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math.

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Get Out There!

age 5+

Family travel + animals = reality TV for all ages.

Network: Animal Planet (2006)
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Planet Earth

age 6+

Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.

Network: Discovery Channel (2006)
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DragonflyTV

age 6+

Science made cool for school-aged kids.

Network: PBS (2002)
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Adventure Camp

age 7+

Reality show puts kids face-to-face with animals.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2003)
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Oceans Blue

age 7+

Beautiful underwater tours the whole family will enjoy.

Network: Planet Green (2010)
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Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

age 7+

Smart series teaches kids about geography, world cultures.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (1994)
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Flying Wild Alaska

age 9+

Alaska family pilots unfriendly skies in warm reality show.

Network: Discovery Channel (2011)
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Great Migrations

age 10+

Nature's harsh realities may be too intense for young kids.

Network: National Geographic Channel (2010)
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IRT Deadliest Roads

age 13+

Tense reality spin-off offers thrills, plus rough behavior.

Network: History (2010)
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