15 Educational Shows on Disney+ That Kids Will Love
There’s no shortage of fun kids shows on Disney+ and more than a few throw in a learning component. These series that blend education and entertainment span all kinds of subjects, from wild animals, to veterinary care, to kids set on making the world a better place.
Along with learning something new, many of these get the whole family involved with crafts, cooking, and even construction (we hope you were paying attention in shop class). Next time your kids are begging you to turn on the TV, switch on one of these 15 educational Disney+ shows, and stop feeling so guilty about screen time.
Kids often look up to entertainers and sports stars with the hopes of one day joining their ranks. Becoming looks back at transformative moments of stars like Julianne Hough and Caleb McLaughlin, chronicling their rise to fame and showing kids the hard work it really takes to make it big.
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom gives kids a behind-the-scenes look at what it really means to run a theme park full of animals. Viewers will learn how the caretakers interact with the animals and how they are cared for, even get to see some adorable moments like a couple of hyenas taking a bubble bath.
The Imagineering Story
If your kids have ever wondered what it really takes to build a theme park from the ground up, The Imagineering Story will give them a lesson in “Theme Park 101.” The six-episode series follows the development of all six Disney resorts around the world and how they came to life.
Critter Fixers: Country Vets
Critter Fixers: Country Vets features lifelong friends and coworkers, Dr. Hodges and Dr. Ferguson. Together, they care for everything from camels to snakes, giving kids a look into the world of veterinary care beyond typical household pets.
Weird But True!
Fun facts, shocking revelations, and weird discoveries abound in Weird But True! Each episode finds the hosts (and various special guests) on a new adventure that teaches kids about the world around them in a superfun way.
Meet the Chimps
Meet the Chimps tells the story of Chimp Haven, a Louisiana wildlife sanctuary where nearly 300 chimpanzees reside. Kids will learn what everyday life is like for the chimps and how their friendships, squabbles, and challenges are not so different from their own.
Marvel's Hero Project
Marvel’s Hero Project focuses on a group of hometown heroes and the good deeds they are doing to effect real change in their communities. These kids tackle serious issues from homelessness to accessibility and will inspire your kids to do the same.
It's a Dog Life
Rogue Trip follows ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff and his son, Mack Woodruff, as they bounce around the globe to a series of off-the-beaten-path destinations. This one may be more interesting to older kids as it blends lessons on current events and culture with adventure travel.
Secrets of the Zoo
Secrets of the Zoo is set in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the largest zoos in the U.S. Animal-loving kids can get up close and personal with manatees, cheetahs, and even kangaroos.
First Class Chefs: Family Style
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
This is another show that may be more appealing to older kids, but The World According to Jeff Goldblum goes on some deep dives into topics like sneakers, pools, and everything in between. Kids will learn the history and cultural impact of seemingly everyday subjects and come away with a deeper appreciation for things they already love.