People got the opportunity to learn hands on about reptiles and amphibians. It was all part of the museum's family fun day.

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People got the opportunity to learn about reptiles and amphibians hands-on. It was all part of family fun day at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Parents and kids learn how important reptiles are to the ecosystem.

There were crafts and reptile tattoos for the kids to enjoy, as well as a fear factor feast table called the snake snack shack. Guests could try gator tails, gumbo and rattlesnake meat.

Along with all the fun activities, people learned about the important role snakes have in our ecosystem.

"We are all here for a reason. Snakes are here for a very important reason. They help keep our rodent population down. But to see the kids fascinated to be able to see animals they normally don't get to see and to watch them light up and learn about them. I just think's just the great benefit of the day," says curator Sharron Cornacchione.

This event is held every year.

If you want to learn about birds, the museum will host a bird day called "Feather Frenzy" on Saturday, September 13th.

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