The Friday Zone

The Friday Zone is an award-winning children’s series airing weekly throughout Indiana and Chicagoland on PBS stations. On the air since 1999, our mission is to encourage children to investigate, experience and understand the world around them.

The Friday Zone is an award-winning children’s series airing weekly throughout Indiana and Chicagoland on PBS stations WNIN, WTIU, WFYI, WFWA and Lakeshore Public Television. On the air since 1999, The Friday Zone‘s mission is to encourage children to investigate, experience and understand the world around them. Each episode features original segments, field trips, DIY activities and expert demonstrations.

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09/30/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: What’s black and white and super cuddly? Pandas! Mista Cookie Jar’s ode to Pandas is on The Playlist. Keep it “fur real” in the Pandemic Playhouse. Beth Jean daydreams about a dinosaur.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: What’s black and white and super cuddly? Pandas! Mista Cookie Jar’s ode to Pandas is on The Playlist. Keep it “fur real” in the Pandemic Playhouse. Beth Jean daydreams about a dinosaur.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

09/23/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Walk into Spring with the Okee Dokee Bros. Learn the sweet history of marshmallows. An important lesson is learned in the Pandemic Playhouse. Climb up a beanstalk with Peggy’s Poetry.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Walk into Spring with the Okee Dokee Bros. Learn the sweet history of marshmallows. An important lesson is learned in the Pandemic Playhouse. Climb up a beanstalk with Peggy’s Poetry.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

09/16/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: The Bazillions sing about adjectives on the Playlist. Dr. Cool gets to the bottom of things with a history lesson about toilet paper. Write a song with Beth Jean. Peggy’s Poetry continues.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: The Bazillions sing about adjectives on the Playlist. Dr. Cool gets to the bottom of things with a history lesson about toilet paper. Write a song with Beth Jean. Peggy’s Poetry continues.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

The Friday Zone - Episode #2120 - “Tell Me a Story” 09/14/2021

The Friday Zone - Episode #2120 - “Tell Me a Story”

The Bazillions sing about adjectives on the Playlist. Dr. Cool gets to the bottom of things with a history lesson about toilet paper. Write a song with Beth Jean. Peggy’s Poetry continues.

The Friday Zone - Episode #2120 - “Tell Me a Story” The Bazillions sing about adjectives on the Playlist. Dr. Cool gets to the bottom of things with a history lesson about toilet paper. Write a song with Beth ...

09/09/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Get popping with the Bubble Wrap Rap. A guitar lesson with Everybody Rocks! Beth Jean taps her way into a talent competition. Peggy’s Poetry takes us to Fairyland.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Get popping with the Bubble Wrap Rap. A guitar lesson with Everybody Rocks! Beth Jean taps her way into a talent competition. Peggy’s Poetry takes us to Fairyland.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

09/02/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Laugh a lot of different laughs with Recess Monkey on the Playlist. Dr. Cool serves up a lesson about lemonade. Get smart with the Pandemic Playhouse. Peggy’s Poetry continues.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Laugh a lot of different laughs with Recess Monkey on the Playlist. Dr. Cool serves up a lesson about lemonade. Get smart with the Pandemic Playhouse. Peggy’s Poetry continues.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

08/26/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Mista Cookie Jar is Young at Heart on the Playlist. Learn about lollipops. Beth Jean daydreams that she is the host of an intergalactic talk show. Zarg is a bully.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Mista Cookie Jar is Young at Heart on the Playlist. Learn about lollipops. Beth Jean daydreams that she is the host of an intergalactic talk show. Zarg is a bully.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

08/19/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Dr. Cool toasts the toaster with a history lesson. It’s hammer time in the Pandemic Playhouse. The dust bunnies join Peggy in a protest against Zarg’s mistreatment.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Dr. Cool toasts the toaster with a history lesson. It’s hammer time in the Pandemic Playhouse. The dust bunnies join Peggy in a protest against Zarg’s mistreatment.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

08/12/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Everybody Rocks! Learn how the bass plays its part in a song. Gnomes find a home in a Beth Jean Daydream. Peggy and Zarg share a lesson in respecting others.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Everybody Rocks! Learn how the bass plays its part in a song. Gnomes find a home in a Beth Jean Daydream. Peggy and Zarg share a lesson in respecting others.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

08/05/2021

This week on The Friday Zone: Learn the history of plates with Dr. Cool. The Blue Screen of Death threatens the Pandemic Playhouse. Take to the sky with Beth Jean. Chill out with Koo Koo Kanga Roo.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

This week on The Friday Zone: Learn the history of plates with Dr. Cool. The Blue Screen of Death threatens the Pandemic Playhouse. Take to the sky with Beth Jean. Chill out with Koo Koo Kanga Roo.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

02/26/2021

What’s up with cotton candy? Dr. Cool explains. Meet a chocolatier and learn how she came to choose her sweet career. Visit a factory to see how lollipops are made.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

What’s up with cotton candy? Dr. Cool explains. Meet a chocolatier and learn how she came to choose her sweet career. Visit a factory to see how lollipops are made.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

02/19/2021

Go for a swim with Jellyfish Jones. Write songs with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! Go on the hunt for amphibians. Meet a Mermaid in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Go for a swim with Jellyfish Jones. Write songs with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! Go on the hunt for amphibians. Meet a Mermaid in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

02/12/2021

Go on a run with Recess Monkey and a Sweaty Yeti. Get tied up with Dr. Cool’s shoelaces. Chef Shane talks cheese. A visit to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Go on a run with Recess Monkey and a Sweaty Yeti. Get tied up with Dr. Cool’s shoelaces. Chef Shane talks cheese. A visit to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

02/05/2021

Make music with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! See what it takes to be a dance instructor. Beth Jean dreams of magical tap shoes. Dr. Cool talks socks.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Make music with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! See what it takes to be a dance instructor. Beth Jean dreams of magical tap shoes. Dr. Cool talks socks.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

01/29/2021

Take a ride on the Dream Wagon with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Make pumpkin pancakes with Chef Shane. Travel to a haunted campground. A Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Take a ride on the Dream Wagon with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Make pumpkin pancakes with Chef Shane. Travel to a haunted campground. A Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

01/22/2021

It’s time to make the donuts with Recess Monkey. Zarg is Peggy’s “Masked Protector.” Learn what it takes to be an electrician. Gnomes find a home in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

It’s time to make the donuts with Recess Monkey. Zarg is Peggy’s “Masked Protector.” Learn what it takes to be an electrician. Gnomes find a home in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

01/15/2021

Beth Jean dreams of a Chore Destroyer. An introduction to stringed instruments with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! Work on a big rig with a diesel mechanic. Peggy and Zarg talk hand-washing.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Beth Jean dreams of a Chore Destroyer. An introduction to stringed instruments with Nathan from Everybody Rocks! Work on a big rig with a diesel mechanic. Peggy and Zarg talk hand-washing.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

01/08/2021

Koo Koo Kanga Roo goes into glitter overload on The Playlist. Dr. Cool explains the history of crayons. An interactive storytime. Beth Jean tries her hand at painting a picture. Peggy and Zarg talk germs.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo goes into glitter overload on The Playlist. Dr. Cool explains the history of crayons. An interactive storytime. Beth Jean tries her hand at painting a picture. Peggy and Zarg talk germs.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

01/01/2021

The Okee Dokee Bros. howl with the wolves. A zookeeper shows what it takes to take care of wild cats. Go behind-the-scenes of the performing dog show Mutts Gone Nuts.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

The Okee Dokee Bros. howl with the wolves. A zookeeper shows what it takes to take care of wild cats. Go behind-the-scenes of the performing dog show Mutts Gone Nuts.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

12/18/2020

Today on The Friday Zone: Dr. Cool takes to the page with the history of the pen. Chef Shane serves up a favorite treat: avocado toast. Meet a welder. Write a song in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Today on The Friday Zone: Dr. Cool takes to the page with the history of the pen. Chef Shane serves up a favorite treat: avocado toast. Meet a welder. Write a song in a Beth Jean Daydream.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Drims | Everybody Rocks | The Friday Zone | WTIU | PBS 12/09/2020

Drims | Everybody Rocks | The Friday Zone | WTIU | PBS

Nathan of EverybodyRocks.net shows off his drumming knowledge and plays a beat on a homemade kit.

📺 The Friday Zone airs Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am on WTIU.

Drims | Everybody Rocks | The Friday Zone | WTIU | PBS Nathan of EverybodyRocks.net shows off his drumming knowledge and plays a beat on a homemade kit. This segment originally aired as a part of The Friday Zone...

11/05/2020

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11/05/2020

The Friday Zone

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The Shape of a Whirlpool | A Moment of Science | PBS

What gives a whirlpool its distinctive shape? Find out with a clip from A Moment of Science:

youtube.com This time on a Moment of Science... A Moment of Science is a production of Indiana Public Media, in cooperation with Indiana University's scientific communit...

08/27/2020

Sugar Crash | Kids Health | The Friday Zone

Sweet! This week on the show, our friends from the IU School of Nursing teach Felix about sugar crashes. Join in on the fun Friday at 4:30pm, or watch the full segment right now:

08/26/2020

On this week's episode of The Friday Zone, stretch out with some yoga before indulging on some sweet treats! Visit the Dum Dums Factory to see how Dum Dums are made, listen to a sweet story from our friend, and watch a giant gummy bear explosion:

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The Floating Needle | A Moment of Science | PBS

Another one you can try at home - it's almost like magic! Check this clip from A Moment of Science out:

youtube.com This time on a Moment of Science... A Moment of Science is a production of Indiana Public Media, in cooperation with Indiana University's scientific communit...

08/20/2020

Warts! | Kids Health | The Friday Zone

On The Friday Zone this week, Felix learns about warts! Join in on the fun by tuning in at 4:30pm this Friday, or watch the full segment right now:

08/19/2020

Bug out with ants, tarantulas, and more this week on The Friday Zone! Be a butterfly with Animal Yoga, join our friends as they learn how to make a ladybug hat, and watch as Sammy Sly solves another case:

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Why Does a Yo-Yo Yo? | A Moment of Science | PBS

Yo! What makes a yo-yo...yo? Find out on A Moment of Science:

youtube.com This time on a Moment of Science... A Moment of Science is a production of Indiana Public Media, in cooperation with Indiana University's scientific communit...

08/13/2020

All About Blood | Kids Health | The Friday Zone

This week on the Friday Zone, Felix learns All About Blood! Tune in Friday at 4:30pm or check out the full segment right here:

08/12/2020

This week on the show, Felix learns about blood, Cassia teaches our friends an Improv game, and Sammy Sly needs some help with evidence from a crime scene... Check out some of the fun below:

08/08/2020

How to Make a Diet Coke Float | A Moment of Science | PBS

Regular Coke, and Diet Coke, which do you think will float in water? Find out more on A Moment of Science:

This time on a Moment of Science... A Moment of Science is a production of Indiana Public Media, in cooperation with Indiana University's scientific communit...

08/07/2020

Brain Freeze Explained | Kids Health | The Friday Zone

This week, learn about brain freezes with Felix!

08/06/2020

On this week's episode: the Stand-Up Scientist demonstrates the magnetic properties of ferrofluid, Cassia slides in to an ice skating lesson, and our friend helps us make a Quick Craft.

Videos (show all)

Sugar Crash | Kids Health | The Friday Zone
Warts! | Kids Health | The Friday Zone
All About Blood | Kids Health | The Friday Zone
Brain Freeze Explained | Kids Health | The Friday Zone
Roller Coaster Science | Indiana Beach | The Friday Zone
Honda Civic Assembly Plant, Greensburg Indiana | The Friday Zone
Welcome | The Friday Zone
Shoe Prints | Sammy Sly Private Eye
Chalk Art Challenge | WTIU Kids
Armies and Sleevies | FZ Jokes
Indiana Dance Company | The Friday Zone
Knock-Knock | FZ Jokes

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