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Great Science Movies for Kids

Movies can be a great way to get kids interested in science. They can learn about different concepts and theories while also being entertained. 

Here are some great science movies for kids that will get them excited about science and that can really capture their imagination.

Science Movies for Kids

Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson, Lombardo Boyar (Actors)

Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon

Pushok and his space friends blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure to the moon to save his dad and learn the true meaning of teamwork.

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christopher Lloyd, Drew Massey, Misty Rosas (Actors)

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie

Join Sid the Science Kid in his movie debut! Sid and his classmate Gabriela win a visit to a new modern science museum before it opens! With special guest star Christopher Lloyd.

A World Away
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rowan Blanchard, David DeLuise, Caroline Lagerfelt (Actors)

A World Away

Six kids take a trip to the Grand Canyon but instead find themselves in a whole other world. A Dove-approved production.

Everything and Nothing: The Amazing Science of Empty Space
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nic Stacey (Director) - Nic Stacey (Writer)

Everything and Nothing

This award-winning film takes us on an epic journey to uncover the true size of the smallest particles in nature and the science of empty space, which scientists now believe is teeming with energy and exotic matter.

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Part science, part philosophy, and part history, this film offers a gripping and spectacular exploration of cutting-edge science with one of the greatest science TV hosts of our time.

Science Fair
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryan Folz, Harsha Paladugu, Abraham Riedel-Mishaan (Actors)

Science Fair

Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to compete at the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair.

Encounter
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Tom Atkins (Actors)

Encounter

A group of friends uncovers an otherworldly object in a rural field, which they soon discover holds greater secrets than they could imagine.

Beyond the Sky
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryan Carnes, Peter Stormare, Dee Wallace (Actors)

Beyond the Sky

Chris Norton has been hearing about alien abductions his entire life but, in his gut, he knows they are not real.

Setting out to disprove the alien abduction phenomenon once and for all, he attends a UFO convention to meet alleged abductees and reveal the truth behind their experiences.

The History of Time Travel
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Daniel W. May, Elizabeth Lestina, Krista Ales (Actors)

The History of Time Travel

A fictional documentary about the creation of the world's first time machine, those who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.

Tesla
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson (Actors)

Tesla

Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. | Stream on Hulu

Robots
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear (Actors)

Robots

Genius robot inventor Rodney Copperbottom dreams of making the world a better place, but his aspirations are jeopardized when the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. | Stream on Hulu

The Jupiter Enigma
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alex Wyndham (Actor)

The Jupiter Enigma

What can the giant planet Jupiter tell us about the birth of our solar system five billion years ago?

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Drawing on new findings from NASA's Juno mission, scientists are peering into Jupiter's stormy heart to reveal the very origins of our solar system: a chaotic early time when smaller planets were flung into space or sent into shattering collisions, and the fate of planet Earth hung in the balance.

Seeing the Beginning of Time
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Thomas Lucas (Director) - Donna Cox (Producer)

Seeing the Beginning of Time

Astronomers have begun one of the most far-reaching efforts to study the cosmos. They are forging giant new telescopes while marshaling vast computational power.

These technologies are part of a historic quest: to peer into space and time, to find out how the universe gave birth to galaxies and planets, to discern the amazing world of gravity, and to test theories by Einstein and other scientists.

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Thomas Lucas (Director) - Thomas Lucas (Writer) - Thomas Lucas (Producer)

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

This visually rich production follows a group of researchers to the remote reaches of the Galapagos archipelago.

Their goal is to understand one of the most sensational migrations on Planet Earth: the gathering of hundreds of giant pregnant female whale sharks along a single reef off Darwin Island.

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What are scientists learning from these dinosaurs of the sea as they brave dangerous ocean currents?

Bejeweled Fishes
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Howard Hall Productions (Director) - Michele Hall (Producer)

Bejeweled Fishes

Bejeweled Fishes captures the spectacular beauty of fishes inhabiting the coral reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

Coral Kingdoms
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Howard Hall Productions (Director) - Michele Hall (Producer)

Coral Kingdoms

Coral Kingdoms is one of the five-hour-long “ambiance” videos created as part of our Wild Window Series. This was filmed on the kaleidoscopic reefs of Indonesia and the Maldives Islands.

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