‍The Best YouTube Science Channels

Discover amazing YouTube science videos!

Ready to have fun and learn something new? Here are the best science channels on YouTube, as voted by the GeekWrapped science staff.

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Sci Show

SciShow discusses science news, history and concepts. With equal parts skepticism and enthusiasm, they go deeper...without going off the deep end. Most of the time, anyway.

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Smarter Every Day

Smarter Every Day is an awesome channel that explores the world using science. That's pretty much all there is to it. Watch any video and you will learn something fun!

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Veritasium

An element of truth - science and engineering videos featuring the always interesting and well-spoken host Derek Muller. Lots of interesting topics to explore!

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Vsauce

Our world is amazing and incredibly fascinating. Created by Michael Stevens, the channel dives deep into entertaining questions and topics.

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Asap SCIENCE

Your weekly dose of fun and interesting science. Asap Science is animated by hand and features short, fun videos that will definitely open your eyes.

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TED Science

TED shares the best ideas from trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses – all giving focused talks in an 18 minute format.

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Talks at Google

Capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day, Talks at Google brings together a wide variety of speakers. They often feature science innovators.

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Minute Earth

Science and stories about our awesome planet! Like the name suggests, the videos are quick and answer a wide variety of cool questions. Lots of fun!

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Life Noggin

Life Noggin is a weekly animated educational series. Whether it's science, pop culture, history or art, they explore it all and have a ton of fun doing it.

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Explorium

Explorium is a place for scientific exploration and discovery. Expand on your current understanding of atoms, the Universe, and everything in between!

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Mental Floss

A weekly series where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information! Definitely worth a try if you’re curious about clever questions.

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DNews

DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories and perspectives you won't find anywhere else. New videos, twice daily!

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Kurzgesagt

Kurzgesagt is German for “In a nutshell.” The channel features a team of designers, journalists and musicians who make science look truly beautiful.

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Khan Academy

A wonderful organization which focuses on providing a world-class online education for anyone, anywhere. Covers a ton of different scientific subjects.

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Yale Courses

While we’re on the subject of excellent, free course. Provides a complete set of video classes from the Open Yale Courses initiative.

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Stanford Online

Features videos from schools, departments and programs across Stanford University – recognized as one of the world's leading teaching institutions.

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Bill Nye

A classic everybody remembers. Bill Nye the Science Guy is a live action educational television program that originally aired in 1993. It’s still tons of fun!

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Science Channel

A great mix of short and long science videos explaining a large variety of topics. It’s goal is to grasp the Universe as it really is, rather  than to persist in delusion.

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Brusspup

Optical illusions, visual science and more! Get ready to trick your mind with amazing anamorphic illusions that will make you question your view of reality.

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Crash Course

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: Anatomy, Physiology, Astronomy, History, and more. Excellent channel if you want to dive in a little deeper.

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World Science Festival

The World Science Festival has attracted almost one million visitors. Almost all discussions and talks are available online on this great Youtube channel.

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Scientific American

Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. One of the best and longest running publications about science.

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NOVA PBS

NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on television reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. Makes science accessible and fun!

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Smithsonian

Learn from experts in art, design, history, culture, science and technology. They’re not just a museum – they’re 19 of them! Feature a colorful variety of topics.

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BrainCraft

Talking psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. New video every Thursday. Created and hosted by the charming Vanessa Hill.

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Looking Glass Universe

Curiouser and curiouser... About the strange world of math and physics. A channel that doesn’t follow the rules but always manages to create super interesting videos.

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Words of The World

Modern language and culture experts discuss the history and use of familiar words. Featuring academics from The University of Nottingham.

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Computerphile

Videos all about computer science and everything computer related. Sister channel of Numberphile. Definitely captivating, but never binary in its viewpoint.

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Deep Astronomy

This channel is dedicated to space fans who want to hear about new discoveries in astronomy. They’re taking a break but there are tons of videos online.

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Universe Today

Space and astronomy news in a neatly packaged format. Once a week they gather journalists and cover breaking space and astronomy news.

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Deep Sky Videos

Optical illusions, visual science and more! Get ready to trick your mind with amazing anamorphic illusions that will make you question your view of reality.

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NASA

NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. Their channel features tons of cool space videos.

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Vintage Space

Short videos on space and spaceflight history from a spaceflight historian and freelance writer.

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Dark Sky Chaser

A beautiful and oftentimes breathtaking collection of astronomy time-lapse videos. Great for relaxing while you think about the vastness of our universe.

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Science at NASA

Just like the organization, their channel focuses on the origins, evolution, and destiny of the universe and to understand the nature of strange phenomena.

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Hubble Telescope

Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, Hubble continues to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe.

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Stark Talk Radio

Science meets pop culture! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

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Sixty Symbols

Cool videos about physics and astronomy, exploring such amazing topics as Pentaquarks, the Multiverse, neutrinos, and the Large Hadron Collider.

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Space Rip

Great, short space and astronomy videos. Watch stars explode and space-time rip at the seams in breaking stories about the universe.

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NASA JPL

Quick videos produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Includes coverage on the Curiosity Mars Rover and more.

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Minute Physics

Simply put: Cool physics and other sweet science. Based on the premise that if you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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Physics Girl

Physics videos for every atom and eve. Created by the amazingly talented Dianna Cowern, the channel makes it easy to get fascinated by physics.

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Dr. PhysicsA

A series of physics videos which are intended to give a basic introduction to the subjects. Explains different subject using a simple whiteboard.

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Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. Provides videos on physics education, research and application. Definitely a deep dive into the topic.

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Allure of Physics

An unofficial channel dedicated to Dr. Walter Lewin's recorded MIT OCW physics lectures. Lectures include a mix of intermediate and advanced topics.

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It's Okay To Be Smart

Hosted by a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, the show tells you how it all works. We live in the future, and everyone should know that it's okay to be smart!

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#Physics

A collection channel that’s automatically generated and updated by YouTube’s video discovery system. Covers a broad range of physics videos and changes often.

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Physics World

Physics World is the world's leading physics magazine. Its channel features interviews with leading physicists and key spokespeople from the physics community.

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Reactions

Reactions is a series from the American Chemical Society that uncovers the chemistry in everyday life. Tons of interested videos about chemical wonders!

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Periodic Videos

The ultimate channel for all things chemistry. A video about each element on the periodic table. New videos every week.

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Tyler DeWitt

Significant figures, scientific notation, density, stoichiometry, nuclear chemistry, atomic structure, and more. Lots and lots of fascinating topics are covered here.

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C&EN Online

You'll find videos on cutting edge chemistry: 3D printing, perovskite solar cells, kitchen chemistry, and more. Also hosts a show about chemistry news.

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Interactive Biology

Many People struggle to understand biology. This channel makes it easy and fun to dive right in and learn something new.

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Armando Hasudungan

Art meets biology meets passion on this amazing YouTube channel. Armando, the host of the videos, is a student that loves explaining. And his love shows!

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Anatomy Zone

Anatomy Zone is YouTube's #1 subscribed anatomy channel, bringing you the best 3D anatomy videos on the internet. Lots and lots of amazing insights.

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Brainscoop

Few people online are as fun to watch as Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum. Her excitement is inspiring.

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AnimalWonders

Animal Wonders shows lots of different animals being amazing and also shares behind the scenes footage of what it's like to care for 80+ exotic animals.

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#MarineBiology

A huge collection of marine biology videos from all sorts of content creators. Created by and maintained by YouTube's video discovery system.

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#Biology

Similar to its cousin that we just mentioned, this automatic collection of videos is generated by YouTube to collect the best, your guessed right, biology videos.

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Bozeman Science

This channel actually features a lot amazing videos, but their biology series is very fun to watch. Tought by Paul Andersen, a Teacher of the Year winner.

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Numberphile

Videos about numbers by Brady Haran- it's that simple. Even if you don’t think that math interests you, this channel will get you excited. Check it out!

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Vi Hart

Vi Hart likes triangles! But there is a LOT more to discover here. You may know her Hexaflexagon videos, but that’s just the entrance to this math rabbit hole.

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tecmath

A geeky channel that obsesses over methods to make math easier! Specializes in math tricks for fast results and all kinds of creative math hacks.

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patrickJMT

No songs, no dances, no silly hats, no low cut shirts and sultry voices. I make straight, to the point videos on how to tackle different math problems.

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