Best Science Shows for Kids

Science television can be a great way to get reluctant experimenters interested in STEM subjects, and it can also 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.

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Blaze and the Monster Machines

age 3+

Friendly characters + STEM content = smart pick for tots.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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Doki

age 4+

Inquisitive friends' adventures teach about science, nature.

Network: qubo, Online (2009)
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The Ruff Ruffman Show

age 4+

Wacky canine host teaches kids about science concepts.

Network: PBS Kids. Online (2017)
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Earth to Luna

age 4+

Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.

Network: Universal Kids (2014)
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Sid the Science Kid

age 4+

Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.

Network: PBS Kids (2008)
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Elinor Wonders Why

age 5+

Eager preschoolers' curiosity yields learning opportunities.

Network: PBS Kids (2020)
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again

age 5+

Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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DragonflyTV

age 6+

Science made cool for school-aged kids.

Network: PBS (2002)
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Thomas Edison's Secret Lab

age 6+

Action- and learning-packed science show doesn't disappoint.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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Xploration Outer Space

age 6+

STEM-based show inspires curiosity, challenges stereotypes.

Network: Fox (2014)
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Bill Nye the Science Guy

age 7+

Fantastically fun classic is perfect formula for learning.

Network: PBS Kids (1998)
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Crash! Bang! Splat!

age 7+

Crazy science fun for all ages.

Network: Discovery Kids (2005)
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Jacques Cousteau's Ocean Tales

age 7+

Sea explorations promote conservation but can be tense.

Network: Online (2002)
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Project Mc2

age 7+

Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.

Network: Netflix (2015)
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SciGirls

age 7+

Smart series ignites girls' interest in science and math.

Network: PBS (2010)
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Xploration Animal Science

age 7+

Educational series explores curious animal behavior.

Network: Fox (2012)
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Xploration Awesome Planet

age 7+

Inspiring, educational tour of planet's natural landmarks.

Network: Fox (2014)
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Xploration Earth 2050

age 8+

Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.

Network: Fox (2014)
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MythBusters

age 9+

Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.

Network: Discovery Channel (2003)
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None of the Above

age 9+

Fun science-themed show features big stunts, some danger.

Network: National Geographic Channel (2013)
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