All of these programs are available to watch right now without a membership — but, bear in mind that some won’t stay free-to-watch forever, so catch them now before they’re gone.
You spent all of your first social distancing week binge-watching reality shows and now your brain is in desperate need of something enriching. Good news. We’ve got you covered. Below is a list of 161 of the best science documentaries and web series out there. All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership. Just click the links and press play. Or better yet, find them in the free PBS Video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick, phone or tablet. Enjoy!
Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
A Life Among the Clouds: A NATURE Short Film
Deep Look Web Series
Songs for Unusual Creatures Web Series
Deep Look Web Series
Dogs in the Land of Lions
Equus "Story of the Horse" | Episode 1: Origins
Equus "Story of the Horse" | Episode 2: Chasing the Wind
Forest of the Lynx
Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest?
Living with Snow Leopards–Tashi’s Story
What Are Animals Saying?
Running With The Herd: A NATURE Short Film
The Story of Cats | Into the Americas
Trinidad’s Turtle Giants
Undercover in the Jungle
World’s Fastest Animal
Eons Web Series
Great White Shark
Scourge of the Lionfish
Ancient People & Places
Decoding the Great Pyramid
First Face of America
Great Human Odyssey
Making North America Human
Making North America: Life
Making North America: Origins
Architecture & Engineering
Building the Great Cathedrals
Power Trip: The Story of Energy - Water
Rise of the Rockets
The Animal Origins of Art/How We Choose Our Mates
Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic
Can We Build a Brain?
Can We Make Life?
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
I Contain Multitudes Web Series
Life’s Great Miracle
The Science of Monogamy/Our Mysterious Lifespan
Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond
What Separates Humans from Animals?
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Monkey
Your Inner Reptile
Braincraft Web Series
Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?
Reactions Web Series
Crash Course: Artificial Intelligence Web Series
Crash Course: Computer Science Web Series
CyberWork and the American Dream
Ideal Channel Web Series
In the Age of AI
Adaptation to Global Water Shortages
Building a Future: Lumber Poaching in Oregon and Brazil
The Chain of Life
Dying Oceans: Abalone Restoration In California
Follow the Water
Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska & California
Healing the Body with United Indian Health Service
Holistic Healing with the Syuxtun Collective
Hot Mess Web Series
Lighting A Path: Embracing Solar Power
Managing Groundwater with the Paiute
The Prairie Killers
Protecting the Coast with the Tolowa Dee-ni'
Prudhoe Bay or Bust!
ReInventors Web Series
Restoring The River with the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk
River of Kings
The Sacred Island
Santa Barbara: Everybody’s Mistake
Sea Level Rising: Living with Water
Sinking Cities: New York
Sinking Cities: Tokyo
Sinking Cities: London
Sinking Cities: Miami
Slow Death of Desert Water
Tending the Wild
The Water is so Clear that a Blind Man Could See
Why Do We Destroy Nature? / Tackling Inequality
Will the Gater Glades Survive?