We all love our streaming services for binge-watching at home, but did you know that there’s a ton of content you can use in the classroom? Yep. Videos help enhance your curriculum and further the discussion, so we’ve gathered the top 30 educational Hulu shows that make the most of screentime. Whether you’re teaching online or in the classroom, these are the best options—handpicked by our community of teachers.

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Best educational Hulu shows for elementary school

A Beautiful Planet

Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features stunning footage of Earth and the effects humanity has had on it over time.


Explore the world as seen through the eyes of a curious toddler. They’ll learn about vehicles, animals, the natural world, and much more.

Earth Day: The Elephant in the Room

Say hello to the gentle giants of the animal kingdom, elephants.

How It’s Made

Kids will love learning how everyday objects are manufactured in some of the most high-tech factories around the world.


Find inspiration in the life of Jane Goodall as she studies our adorable animal relatives, chimps.

Journey to the South Pacific

Jawi, a boy living on a tropical island in West Papua, encounters whale sharks, sea turtles and other creatures of the sea.

Leapfrog Letter Factory

Join the LeapFrog friends in this feature-length film. They’ll discover that fun, learning-filled adventure comes in all shapes and sizes.

Look Around You

Explore amazing life cycles in nature including seasons, hibernation, and developmental stages of the butterfly.

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

Your kids won’t even realize that they’re soaking in important lessons on geography and science as they follow two adorable penguins in their never-ending quest to survive.

Scratch Garden Smiles & Smarts

Scratch Garden delivers fun, educational videos for young kids wanting to laugh and learn!

Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids

Relax each part of your body with the help of a magical butterfly.

Superpower Dogs

Six dogs and their human partners brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species, and help people with special needs.

Best educational Hulu shows for middle school

Adoption Day

This series follows animals as they are adopted into new families.

Apollo: Back to the Moon 

Experience the challenges and thrills of the Apollo program from the disaster of Apollo 1 to the triumph of Apollo 8.

Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting

Take a virtual art class with the master of landscapes, Bob Ross. Meditative and relaxing, this is a great show for any kid looking to hone her art skills and relax her brain for a spell.

Horrible Histories

Based on the best-selling books for kids, Horrible Histories takes an in-depth and often hilarious look at history’s most horrible moments.


Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, two special effects experts with more than 30 years of experience, set off to dispel common myths via scientific testing.

Shark Week

Shark Week showcases the world’s deadliest marine hunters. You’ll learn how they’ve survived for millions of years, and what dangers they face today.

Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

Learn what it takes to build two engineering marvels, a massive cargo ship, and the International Space Station.


Follow along with Wayden and Brett, owners of the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the US, and learn how they create the most interesting aquariums in the world. Learn the science behind what it takes to care for our favorite finned creatures.

Vets Saving Pets

Budding vets will want to watch this show that highlights the lifesaving efforts of the vets at the Emergency Veterinary Trauma Center in Toronto, one of the busiest animal care facilities in Canada.

Best educational Hulu shows for high school


From massive waves to melting ice, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky travels around the world to capture stunning images of the beauty and raw power of water.

Bizarre Foods

Bizarre Foods will teach kids more about geography, history, and cultures around the world while taking a virtual bite into unique dishes, drinks, and desserts that may or may not make your mouth water.

Buried Secrets of WWII

Explore the many mysteries that still surround some WWII battles and campaigns in this engaging three-episode series.

Game Changers

Meet the business and media leaders who changed our world. Learn the skills they had to hone to get there and the many challenges they faced on the road to success.

How the Universe Works

Delve into the science and mystery behind the cosmos.


Go behind the scenes with NASA scientists, researchers, and engineers as they work on the projects that will take us out-of-this-world tomorrow.

Snake City

Reality and natural science collide in this documentary series that profiles venomous snake handlers Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett.


Survivorman Les Stroud trained for years to be able to survive in some of the world’s harshest environments with little more than a multitool. Learn lessons on nature … and life … as you follow along on his incredible adventures in diverse ecosystems.

What on Earth?

Take a seat and experience our planet from afar: see massive tsunamis in action, a whirlpool in the ocean the size of a state, and more incredible happenings best experienced from the comfort of your sofa.

Note to teachers: Some schools block Hulu, which requires you to use Hulu’s offline feature to download preferred shows and use them during class. Also, grade recommendations were made by our editorial team, but of course, you are always the best judge of the appropriateness for your own children and students.

What educational Hulu shows, movies, or documentaries do you use in your classroom? Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook. 

Looking for more educational content to stream STAT? Check out our guide to the best educational shows on Netflix

30 Teacher Picks for Educational Hulu Shows