The BEST Episodes of Dora the Explorer

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Network: Nick Jr.

The adventures of Dora, her monkey Boots, her Backpack and many other animated characters. In each episode, viewers help her to go an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer.

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Pepe's School Day Adventure

#1 - Pepe's School Day Adventure

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 9, 2011

It's Pepe the pig's first day of school, and he can't wait for Dora to show him around.

star 10.00
31 votes
Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue

#2 - Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 22, 2014

Dora and Boots help the Fairy Godmother fix her magic wand so she can get her puppy back.

star 10.00
2 votes
Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear

#3 - Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 20, 2015

Dora and Boots try to keep a very sleepy Baby Bear awake long enough to get her home for her winter nap.

star 9.86
29 votes
Dora's Knighthood Adventure

#4 - Dora's Knighthood Adventure

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 3, 2012

Boots loves to hear stories about knights who go on heroic adventures and Don Quixote (Andy Garcia) tells Dora and Boots that anyone can be a knight as long as they help others. Boots would love to be a knight and so would his friends Rocinante the horse and Dapple the donkey, but they need someone to rescue. Dora takes out her spotting scope and they discover a princess calling out for help from the Royal Garden. Dora, Boots, Rocinante and Dapple set out through the Puppet Stage, past Tico’s Carousel to get to the Royal Garden and save the princess.

star 9.50
2 votes
Dora's Super Soccer Showdown

#5 - Dora's Super Soccer Showdown

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 3, 2014

Get ready for a big game in Brazil with Dora and the Golden Explorers as they take on a team of monsters in the Big Cup Soccer Tournament!

star 9.43
37 votes
Baby Crab

#6 - Baby Crab

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 25, 2007

Dora and Boots are playing in the beach, there they hear a call for help from a Baby Crab that is caught in a net. After freeing the Baby Crab and cheering him up, they discover that Baby Crab is lost and is far away from him. Dora and Boots helps Baby Crab get home to his mommy by going through the Sand Castle, through the Snapping Clams and to Crab Island.

star 9.11
47 votes
School Science Fair

#7 - School Science Fair

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 7, 2012

Help Dora get her volcano project to the school in time for the school's science fair!

star 9.02
49 votes
Dora's Rainforest Talent Show

#8 - Dora's Rainforest Talent Show

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 2013

Dora and Boots must rescue Benny so he can tell jokes in the Rainforest Talent Show.

star 9.00
44 votes
Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks

#9 - Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 24, 2014

Dora, Boots, and Abuela are exploring the rainforest, looking for the secret door to the Adventure Forest! It's a magical forest amusement park that Abuela used to go to when she was a little girl! She loved riding her favorite ride, the Roller Coaster Rocks. Abuela's always dreamed of riding the Roller Coaster Rocks one more time. Dora, Boots, and Abuela are going through the Adventure Forest, riding tea cups, log rides, and swinging trees as they make their way to the Roller Coaster Rocks!

star 8.87
47 votes
School Pet

#10 - School Pet

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 12, 2003

Dora and Boots search for Mimo, the school's hamster, when he goes missing.

star 8.74
47 votes
Catch That Shape Train

#11 - Catch That Shape Train

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 3, 2013

Dora and Boots make a train out of shapes in Boots' sticker book, and they jump into the sticker book to retrieve the forgotten steering wheel before the train heads for the final turn of the tracks.

star 8.61
51 votes
Dora's Night Light Adventure

#12 - Dora's Night Light Adventure

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 24, 2015

It's power off day and Dora needs to bring night light to the library before it gets too dark for the little chicks.

star 8.50
2 votes
Puppies Galore

#13 - Puppies Galore

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 20, 2013

Dora and her pals accompany a bunch of puppies to rescue a young dog named Little Boots.

star 8.46
61 votes
Feliz Dia de los Padres

#14 - Feliz Dia de los Padres

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 15, 2012

Join Dora for a Father's Day adventure! When the Little Kite she makes for Papi gets blown away in the wind, she'll need your help taking a hovercraft and a go-cart to catch Little Kite before she goes out over the ocean!

star 8.42
65 votes
Dora and Diego Save Atlantis

#15 - Dora and Diego Save Atlantis

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 30, 2012

Dora, Diego, Boots and Unicornio leave the Enchanted Forest to end an ancient feud between the unicorns and dragons and save the lost continent of Atlantis. Meanwhile, a greedy owl (voiced by Jason Alexander) is given the opportunity to act as king and watch over the forest.

star 8.33
3 votes
Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine

#16 - Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 23, 2005

Swiper is at it again, but this time he is equiped with his new Super Fast Swiping Machine that makes him swipe really fast. Dora and Boots on the other hand being experienced Super Spies, are also being equiped with new nifty spy gadgets. Swiper plans to swipe Tico's presents at his birthday party, but Dora and Boots discovers Swiper's plan. Dora and Boots sets off to stop swiper by going down the Underground River, through the Twisty Tunnel and to Tico's Party.

star 8.30
114 votes
Let's Paint! (¡Vamos a Pintar!)

#17 - Let's Paint! (¡Vamos a Pintar!)

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2012

Dora and Boots are painting pictures in Dora's yard when suddenly, they hear crying. In the nearby forest, they discover Pincel, a paintbrush who's crying multi-colored tears. He needs their help getting back to the Art Studio!

star 8.28
43 votes
The Butterfly Ball

#18 - The Butterfly Ball

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 29, 2012

Dora and Boots take Mariposa the rainbow butterfly to the Butterfly Ball where everyone gets to have wings.

star 8.27
78 votes
Dora’s Ballet Adventure

#19 - Dora’s Ballet Adventure

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2011

Dora’s dance class is having a big show for all of their friends and family. Dora is opening the show and can’t wait for her family to see her dance! She just needs her dance slippers, but the delivery duck gives her scuba flippers instead. It’s a dance-filled adventure as Dora and Boots play “follow-the-bunny” to make their way through Bunny Hop Hill, dance in the animal hoedown across Benny’s barn and rush to the show aboard the dancing train.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Mixed-Up Seasons

#20 - The Mixed-Up Seasons

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 5, 2005

Dora and Boots go through all the different seasons to get the pumpkin, flower, snowman and crab back to the right seasont they belong in.

star 8.24
247 votes
Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs

#21 - Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 30, 2013

Dora and Diego travel back to prehistoric times and go on a dinosaur adventure.

star 8.20
71 votes
The Backpack Parade

#22 - The Backpack Parade

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2008

Dora, Luis and the Backpack are on their way to a parade until Backpack sneezes because of her allergies and drops all the contents of her Backpack.

star 8.15
133 votes
Super Spies

#23 - Super Spies

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 24, 2003

Dora and Boots need to stop Swiper from stealing Isa's cupcakes.

star 8.15
108 votes
Kittens in Mittens

#24 - Kittens in Mittens

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 5, 2013

Dora reads "The Three Little Kittens" to Abuela's new cat, Lucky, and jumps into the book of nursery rhymes to help the Three Little Kittens find their misplaced mittens.

star 8.09
78 votes
Boots' First Bike

#25 - Boots' First Bike

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 8, 2011

Dora and Boots head to the bike shop to pick up Boots' first bicycle.

star 8.07
166 votes
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