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Featuring adventure, comedy and interactive fun, "Thomas Edison's Secret Lab" demonstrates that invention can foster creativity, imagination, can-do spirit and positive entrepreneurship. The animated 26-part series, targeted to children ages 5 to 8, seeks to tap into kids' natural curiosity while encouraging them to push conventional scientific and technological boundaries through experimentation. Each episode contains two 11-minute segments, both of which promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles. Lead character Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, is always experimenting and designing new inventions with her brother JD, and two other science-minded friends, Kenty and Nicky.

When the bright and resourceful pre-teen cracks a 75-year-old code and discovers the secret underground laboratory of her idol, Thomas Alva Edison, the group uncovers a whimsical machine that creates the hologram of a living, breathing Edison. Voiced by American singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, Thomas Edison "comes to life" to encourage and inspire the kids in all kinds of scientific and technological explorations, including physical science, live science, earth science, space science and other engaging topics. "The Secret Lab" also transforms into a virtual reality environment which transports the kids to the International Space Station, sends them on a "fantastic voyage" within the human body, and introduces them to visionaries Isaac Newton and Galileo.

Upcoming Airdates

The Eagle Has Landed/Bee-Gone

Eagle: When a power company worker finds an abandoned eagle's nest precariously perched atop a wind turbine the SECRET LAB KIDS build a homemade rocket to fire a rope up to him so he can lower the nest to safety. Bee: When JD and Kent discover there's a shortage of beeswax for their surfboards, it leads to the discovery that all the local honeybees have vanished from the beehives.

  • 2017-10-21T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

A Golden Opportunity/If The Fossil Fits

Golden: When Angie loses her mother's favorite - and valuable - gold bracelet at the beach, our heroes build a homemade metal detector to find it. Fossil: When Kent discovers a dinosaur fossil, the SECRET LAB KIDS learn about fossils, DNA and even go back to prehistoric times to determine if Kent has discovered a completely new dinosaur!

  • 2017-10-22T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2017-10-28T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

No Volts for Von Bolt/Dunkin Zombies

Volts: During a sailing trip, Von Bolt begins to malfunction, endangering ALVA and Edison, so the Secret Lab Kids investigate elements, compounds and alloys to diagnose the problem. Zombies: When a virus turns JD into a donut-craving zombie, Angie has to come up with not only a cure, but an inoculation against the virus. Fortunately, Jonas Salk can help.

  • 2017-10-29T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2017-11-04T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Murphy's Law of Gravity/The Mystery of Pirate Woods

Gravity: The SECRET LAB KIDS are ready to demo their new science song for web entrepreneur Mook Zookerboom when he learns that a satellite is coming down out of orbit, panics and heads for the airport. So the team must gather some data on gravity to convince him to return. Pirate: Angie's great-uncle Thaddeus and JD are sure a local nautical antique shop has the missing treasure chest of Greybeard the Pirate - but Angie, Nicky and Kent suspect the shop owner is the true pirate here.

  • 2017-11-05T01:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2017-11-11T00:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Electric Kent!/Fashion Genes

Electric: Kent discovers one of Edison's secret inventions - an exo-bodysuit: a steampunk Ironman device that turns him into a klutzy superhero. Fashion: Ever-confident Nicky finds herself competing with Sheila in a "Project Runway"-type show, and, needing the perfect model to show off her designs on the runway, she decides to clone herself.

  • 2017-11-12T00:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD