YouTube Originals Releases Get Curious with Vice President Harris


YouTube Originals has released the new special Get Curious with Vice President Harris on NASA’s YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app.

The special follows a group of kids as they meet Vice President Kamala Harris, go on a scavenger hunt with clues delivered by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station and get unprecedented exclusive access to the U.S. Naval Observatory. It aims to encourage children to ask questions and get curious about space.

Harris is the head of the National Space Council, which focuses on promoting STEM and ensuring that people benefit from space activities that advance our scientific understanding of Earth and the universe, enable our national security and create economic opportunities. The kids will learn about her and the Council, as well as how the Naval Observatory is able to precisely measure the time for the country.

The kids will also learn how to make their own simple telescope, as they gather the items needed during the scavenger hunt.

“My mom was a scientist,” said Harris to a group of kids in the special. “She would take us to the lab with her on the weekends and after school because she had to work long hours. I just love the idea of exploring the unknown. We’re going to learn so much as we increasingly are curious and interested in the potential for the discoveries and the work we can do in space. That’s one of the things I’m most excited about.”

“We are over the moon to be working with Vice President Harris on this exciting special that encourages kids to ask questions and explore space,” said Nadine Zylstra, head of family, learning and impact for YouTube Originals. “Upholding our commitment to inspiring kids’ interests and learning, this special delivers quality educational programming to our young viewers around the globe—and it’s pretty cool to have the Vice President of the United States and astronaut Shane Kimbrough help us do it.”

Get Curious with Vice President Harris was produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, with Lauren Vrazilek and Laurel Stier overseeing for YouTube Originals.