Top Educational & Inspirational YouTube Channels for Families 2021

Updated August 24th, 2021

22 YouTube channels to launch your child’s curiosity & inspire their sense of exploration! Learning CAN be fun! Inspire them to be life-long learners & watch them GROW!

Typically, we watch 1 or 2 educational videos before watching TV in the evening as a family.

Gracie really helped me curate this list! Thank you Gracie! Check out her page: Gracie

1) Bright Side11) Vsauce2
2) Smarter Every Day12) Veritasiam
3) Mark Rober13) The King of Random
4) Science Channel14) TED Ed
5) Top Think15) D!ng
6) Science Max16) 3 Blue 1 Brown
7) Raising da Vinci17) Minute Physics
8) The Action Lab18) asap SCIENCE
9) Kurzagate-in a nutshell19) Physics Girl
10) Vsauce20) It’s OK to be Smart
Bonus Channels
21) ColdFusion22) Stuff Made Here

1) Bright Side

Hey! Are you looking for answers to life’s biggest questions? Whether you’re into recent discoveries, space exploration,, true stories, fitness, fun tests, and riddles, or useful tips for self-improvement, psychology, gadgets, or just your day-to-day routine, there’s something for everyone! Fostering your sense of curiosity and stoking your thirst for knowledge!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
41.5 Million4,162March 15th, 2017
Total Channel Views=8,938,043,288
Bright Side

2) SmarterEveryDay

Exploring the world using science!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
9.96 Million344April 4th, 2006
Total Channel Views=971,402,435
Smarter Every Day

3) Mark Rober

Science & engineering.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
19.5 Million100October 19th, 2011
Total Channel Views=2,335,652,791
Mark Rober

4) Science Channel

Science – Duh! (Mythbusters Jr.) Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, & more.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.9 Million1,838December 4th, 2006
Total Channel Views=891,853,750
Science Channel

5) TopThink

Infotainment & Self-improvement. Always something interesting!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
2.13 Million366June 22nd, 2016
Total Channel Views=151,179,105
Top Think

6) Science Max

Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” That’s Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
214K196October 4th, 2016
Total Channel Views=61,668,918
Science Max

7) Raising da Vinci

A place to share ideas and activities for parents who want to really engage their children and teach them through new experiences.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
48.9K49December 19th, 2015
Total Channel Views=13,637,794
Raising da Vinci

8) The Action Lab

The Action Lab is a channel dedicated to performing exciting experiments and answering questions you never thought to ask! He’ll put things in my hydraulic press, vacuum chamber and perform countless other experiments just to watch cool phenomenon. He experiments on the world and objects around us. You’ll be so amazed that you’ll forget you are even learning anything!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.55 Million668May 12th, 2016
Total Channel Views=722,953,103
The Action Lab

9) Kurgazate-in a nutshell

A small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
15.9 Million144July 9th, 2013
Total Channel Views=1,529,340,569

10) Vsauce

Just exploring our amazing world – with a LOT of personality!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
17.1 Million382April 16th, 2014
Total Channel Views=2,134,258,296

11) Vsauce2

Explores recreational mathematics including, paradoxes, math games, riddles and more to uncover the surprising complexity beneath seemingly simple concepts.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
4.37 Million394December 7th, 2010
Total Channel Views=670,751,934

12) Veritasiam

Videos about science, education, and anything else they find interesting.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
9.9 Million318Jul 21st, 2010
Total Channel Views=1,215,199,478

13) The King of Random

Videos dedicated to exploring life through all kinds of life hacks, experiments, and random weekend projects. Excitement is found in discovering the unknown.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
12.6 Million1,365January 3rd, 2010
Total Channel Views=3,235,927,473
The King of Random

14) TED Ed

Lessons worth sharing.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
14.7 Million1,848March 1st, 2011
Total Channel Views=2,618,649,538

15) D!ng

Science videos presented with enthusiasm!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
1.83 Million255September 2nd, 2015
Total Channel Views=176,110,359

16) 3Blue1Brown

A combination of math and entertainment, depending on your disposition. The goal is for explanations to be driven by animations and for difficult problems to be made simple with changes in perspective.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.88 Million115March 3rd, 2015
Total Channel Views=212,747,022

17) MinutePhysics

Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
5.37 Million257June 20th, 2011
Total Channel Views=484,120,380

18) asapSCIENCE

Making science make sense!

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
9.73 Million374May 28th, 2012
Total Channel Views=1,534,895,850

19) Physics Girl

Adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. Physics Girl has videos for every atom and eve.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
2.02 Million182October 21st, 2011
Total Channel Views=146,413,996
Physics Girl

20) It’s OK to be Smart

Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, and he’s here to tell you how it all works.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.98 Million331March 17th, 2012
Total Channel Views=356,507,273
It’s OK to be Smart

21) ColdFusion

This channel aims to let you experience the cutting edge of the world around us in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn the captivating stories about how our world came to be and also learn what’s happening in the cutting edge today.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.07 Million398December 3rd, 2007
Total Channel Views=280,607,263

Stuff Made Here

Shane builds some incredibly complex and amazing things! He has a passion for engineering and is intent on showing the world that engineering is, in fact, cool! He hopes to inspire others to embrace engineering.

Subscribers# VideosStart Date
3.26 Million24March 3, 2020
Total Channel Views=158,061,302
Stuff Made Here


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