WXXI Kids - Specials

WXXI Kids specials that are sure to be a hit for our young viewers. For online fun, visit wxxi.org/kids and WXXI Education. Join us on Facebook at: WXXI Kids 

Coming Up

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
Does your child love to write and draw? Then they should enter the WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest where they get to make author and illustrate their own book. Open to children in grades K-3 that live in the viewing area.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
What to bring for Thanksgiving? How about the StoryCorps App! Make history with us: Interview an elder or mentor for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:00am
Everyone's favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in a one-hour special that shows children many ways to celebrate the holidays.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Cat, Nick, and Sally journey to Freezeyourknees Snowland to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:30am
Join Sid the Science Kid for a special holiday treat at the Little Theatre!
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Delight in this family comedy with a nose-clenching twist.


Developing strategies for discussing today's headlines is especially difficult when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street and Newshour Extra for the Classroom to assist you.


Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Celebrate Summer Learning with WXXI, PBS KIDS, and Central Library! Come play at Exploration Stations in the Children’s Center of the Central Library. Do fun hands-on activities and keep the learning going all summer long! 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:00am
WXXI/PBS KIDS offers FREE, fun and educational content, tools and events for families this summer!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
It’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:47am
PBS KIDS new series NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am
WXXI and Elmo are pleased to be a part of the annual Rochester Children's Book Festival.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
Hang onto your hats, Halloween is almost here!
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am
WXXI Kids is proud to host its own rendition of a drive-in movie featuring special episodes of Thomas & Friends™. 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:30pm
Shiver me timbers. Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
This October is “Odd-tober” on WXXI-TV, with an all-new Odd Squad one-hour special and the return of Halloween-themed family favorites from various PBS KIDS series.
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 4:00pm
As summer winds down and hurricane season begins, there's a storm brewing in Elwood City, and everyone's affected.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Adventures await America's favorite little monkey!
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:45pm
Everyone's favorite blue engine is coming to Frontier Field for a Red Wings game!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:30pm
Join Emily Elizabeth and all her friends as they learn to support each other even when things seem frightening.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 11:00am
Join Dinosaur Train for a new 1-hour movie special: Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 5:30pm
Join us for a free screening of a collection of mini-documentaries produced by local teens.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
Join Thomas & Friends for a new 1-hour movie special: Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins!
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00am
Curious George has spring fever and invites viewers to explore the great outdoors!
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Grover and his friends are celebrating Passover in Israel!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:00am
Artwork is disappearing from the Museum of Modern Cookies and Cookie Monster is the prime suspect! 
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:00am
Artwork is disappearing from the Museum of Modern Cookies and Cookie Monster is the prime suspect! The event is sold out! It also airs on WXXI-TV  on 2/16, 2/18, 2/20 at 10am.

Ongoing Events


Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.


This documentary depicts the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life. 


StoryCorps and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE partner to bring a collection of interviews with Vietnamese Americans and Vietnam Veterans.

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