Museum of Science, Boston Announces Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Live

September 19, 2018

Emmy-Award Winning Star of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ to Record Episode of His Hit Podcast at the Museum, February 27, 2019

BOSTON, MA (September 19, 2018) — The Museum of Science announced today that television personality, Emmy Award winner, and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, will take Boston by storm with a live recording of his hit podcast, “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness,” at the Museum of Science, February 27, 2019.  Tickets go on sale September 19 at

VanNess is headlining the Museum’s upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 season of adult programming, known as SubSpace with support from the Reno Family Foundation Fund. His popular podcast, “Getting Curious,” is a biweekly exploration of all the things Van Ness is curious about, exploring topics like the Armenian Genocide, gravitational waves and the Romanovs, to lighter fare featuring Margaret Cho or Denise Bidot on what it is like being a model in fashion today. Each episode focuses on a different topic of interest, welcoming an expert in that particular field to satiate listeners’ curiosity.  For his show at the Museum of Science, Van Ness will be delving into a scientific topic.

“Through our Museum exhibits, programs, and our engineering curriculum, we consistently encourage visitors to the Museum and students all over the world to ask questions, discover solutions, and never stop learning,” said Annette Sawyer, VP Education and Enrichment. “Being curious is in our blood here at the Museum.  We are beyond thrilled to welcome Jonathan Van Ness here to the Museum to think deeply, ask questions, and most importantly, get curious.” 

Van Ness can be seen starring on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” which premiered in February 2018 and was awarded five Emmys this year. This non-scripted show follows Van Ness and his fellow cast mates as they forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole.

“Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness” was recently named one of the year’s best podcasts by Vulture Magazine, which stated, “Van Ness has always been a remarkably generous, collaborative, and fun interviewer. The show is further elevated by the sheer breadth of Van Ness’s interests, which span from discussions about art and social media to inquiries about the opioid crisis and China’s economic relationship with the U.S.” 

Tickets for Getting Curious in Boston on February 27 at the Museum of Science go on sale at 9am on September 19 at


About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.3 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 15 million students and 165,000 educators. Visit:


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