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The Best Sci-Fi Kids Shows Ever Made

Updated December 9, 2020 970 votes 78 voters 3.0k views52 items

List RulesVote up the best sci-fi shows for or starring kids that have aired on television.

Many kids dread going to science class at school. Plenty of us had teachers who were content with lecturing instead of letting us actually do experiments, and all any kid wants to do is set something on fire. However, those same kids will immediately rush home to watch their favorite science fiction TV series. Plenty of cartoons and live-action series have aired over the years, and these are some of the best kids science fiction shows ever made. 

Plenty of shows feature a genius child who makes whimsical gadgets and inventions. Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory and Jimmy Neutron always saved the day even though more times than not, they were the ones causing problems in the first place. Other science fiction shows, such as Star Wars Rebels, simply take place in a fantastical world where the characters use futuristic tools to defeat the bad guys. 

Kids sci-fi shows do so much more than entertain children for a few hours. They can also inspire kids to pursue a career in the sciences and spark a passion that will be with them for the rest of their lives. This list has the greatest science fiction shows for kids of all time, and you can vote for your favorites. 

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  • Marvel's Spider-Man1
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    8

    Marvel's Spider-Man

    Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey

    Premiered2017

    Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the...  more
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man2
    40
    6

    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert

    Premiered2008

    The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero...  more
  • Big Hero 6: The Series3
    37
    6

    Big Hero 6: The Series

    Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit

    Premiered2018

    Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD, 2018) is an American superhero comedy animated television...  more
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures4
    31
    5

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures

    Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon

    Premiered2009

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a 3D CGI cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero...  more
  • Star Wars Rebels5
    32
    8

    Star Wars Rebels

    Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr.

    Premiered2014

    Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and...  more
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars6
    30
    10

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2008

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network, 2008) is an American animated action adventure...  more
  • Jem7
    20
    10

    Jem

    Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht

    Premiered1985

    Jem, also known as Jem and the Holograms, is an American animated television series that ran...  more
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius8
    25
    18

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia

    Premiered2002

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an...  more
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series9
    17
    9

    Star Trek: The Animated Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1973

    Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the...  more
  • Max Steel10
    15
    6

    Max Steel

    Ed Asner, Mae Whitman

    Premiered2000

    Max Steel is a science fiction–action, CGI, animated series which originally aired from...  more
  • Invader Zim11
    18
    12

    Invader Zim

    Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz

    Premiered2001

    Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for...  more
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien12
    16
    9

    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

    Yuri Lowenthal, Ashley Johnson

    Premiered2010

    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon...  more
  • Space Cases13
    15
    7

    Space Cases

    Walter Jones, Kristian Ayre

    Premiered1996

    Space Cases is a science fiction television series that aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons....  more
  • Thunderbirds14
    13
    7

    Thunderbirds

    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett

    Premiered1965

    Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia...  more
  • Sealab 202015
    12
    6

    Sealab 2020

    Ross Martin, Josh Albee

    Premiered1972

    Sealab 2020 is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The show...  more
  • The Jetsons16
    18
    15

    The Jetsons

    George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo

    Premiered1962

    The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in...  more
  • ALF17
    17
    14

    ALF

    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco

    Premiered1986

    ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was...  more
  • Samurai Jack18
    16
    13

    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    Premiered2001

    Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for...  more
  • Animorphs19
    6
    2

    Animorphs

    Shawn Ashmore, Brooke Nevin

    Premiered1998

    Animorphs is a 26-episode television adaptation made by Nickelodeon of the Scholastic book...  more
  • Mega Man20
    9
    6

    Mega Man

    Jim Byrnes, Garry Chalk

    Premiered1994

    Mega Man is a Japanese-American animated television series multi-produced by Capcom...  more
  • Dexter's Laboratory21
    21
    24

    Dexter's Laboratory

    Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett

    Premiered1996

    Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by...  more
  • Batman Beyond22
    17
    19

    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

    Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in...  more
  • Earthworm Jim23
    9
    7

    Earthworm Jim

    Dan Castellaneta, Jeff Bennett

    Premiered1995

    Earthworm Jim is an American animated television series based on the video game with the same...  more
  • Phil of the Future24
    8
    6

    Phil of the Future

    Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner

    Premiered2004

    Phil of the Future is an American science fiction sitcom that originally aired on Disney...  more
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space25

    Premiered2020

    The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space (Netflix, 2020) is an American children's...  more