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YouTube announces new kids’ special starring Harris

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YouTube Originals on Tuesday announced “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” a special that aims to get children more interested in space. 

The special, which debuts Thursday at 9 a.m. Eastern, will have children visit the Naval Observatory, where the vice president lives, to meet with her and participate in a scavenger hunt with clues given out by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough.

“My mom was a scientist. She would take us to the lab with her on the weekends and after school because she had to work long hours,” Harris, who is also head of the National Space Council, tells the kids during the special. 

“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,” she adds. 

The special will show children how to make their own telescope, how the Naval Observatory measures time for the country and about the job of the vice president. 

“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,” Nadine Zylstra, head of family, learning and impact for YouTube Originals, said in a statement. “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.”

The special, which was produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, will be launched on the NASA YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app.

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