Best Science Shows for Kids

Science television can be a great way to get reluctant experimenters interested in STEM subjects and also can help nurture kids' natural curiosity about the world. Covering topics that span several fields, these entertaining shows, such as the animated Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and the classic Bill Nye the Science Guy, combine humor, action, and high-quality educational content, making them the perfect formulas for learning. Looking for even more interactive ways to help your kids develop the skills of a scientist? Check out some of our favorite science apps, games, and websites.

Browse Best Science Shows for Kids

Blaze and the Monster Machines TV Poster Image
Friendly characters + STEM content = smart pick for tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading Watch Review
Doki TV Poster Image
Inquisitive friends' adventures teach about science, nature.
Network: qubo, Online
(2015)
(2009)
Continue reading
Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Sprout
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Sid the Science Kid TV Poster Image
Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
(2008)
Continue reading
DragonflyTV TV Poster Image
Science made cool for school-aged kids.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(2002)
Continue reading
Thomas Edison's Secret Lab TV Poster Image
Action- and learning-packed science show doesn't disappoint.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
Xploration Outer Space TV Poster Image
STEM-based show inspires curiosity, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Bill Nye the Science Guy TV Poster Image
Fantastically fun classic is perfect formula for learning.
Network: PBS Kids
(2015)
(1998)
Continue reading
Crash! Bang! Splat! TV Poster Image
Crazy science fun for all ages.
Network: Discovery Kids
(2005)
(2005)
Continue reading
Jacques Cousteau's Ocean Tales TV Poster Image
Sea explorations promote conservation but can be tense.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2002)
Continue reading
 
Project Mc2 TV Poster Image
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
SciGirls TV Poster Image
Smart series ignites girls' interest in science and math.
Network: PBS
(2010)
(2010)
Continue reading
Xploration Animal Science TV Poster Image
Educational series explores curious animal behavior.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2012)
Continue reading
Xploration Awesome Planet TV Poster Image
Inspiring, educational tour of planet's natural landmarks.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Xploration Earth 2050 TV Poster Image
Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
MythBusters TV Poster Image
Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2005)
(2003)
Continue reading
None of the Above TV Poster Image
Fun science-themed show features big stunts, some danger.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
(2013)
Continue reading
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV Poster Image
Update of Sagan classic is smart, visually spectacular.
Network: Fox, National Geographic Channel
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Duck Quacks Don't Echo TV Poster Image
Fun, informative show mixes trivia, science, iffy humor.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Naked Science TV Poster Image
Science demystified; best for bigger kids.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2004)
(2004)
Continue reading
NOVA TV Poster Image
Stellar science series expands curious minds.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1974)
Continue reading
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? TV Poster Image
Viral video experiments inspire entertaining science series.
Network: SCIENCE
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
 
White Rabbit Project TV Poster Image
MythBusters crew has fun exploring history with science.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
Continue reading
Explorer TV Poster Image
Fascinating docuseries delves deeply into science.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2005)
(1985)
Continue reading
First Peoples TV Poster Image
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
How Human Are You? TV Poster Image
Informative science show touches on aggression, mating, etc.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
 
Breakthrough TV Poster Image
Fascinating docu series vibrantly explores science topics.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading