MACON, Ga. — It was a family affair and a 'Reptile Rendezvous' this afternoon at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The museum held a Family Day to teach kids of all ages about reptiles. 

The event featured venomous snakes, a Burmese python, and other reptiles for people to meet. 

Sharon Cornacchione is the animal curator at the museum. 

She says reptiles are misunderstood, and the goal of the day was to educate people about what they do for our world. 

"They're so beneficial to us, from rodent control to our venomous snakes. Venom is being used to help people with Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer. We believe that education is key. We always say that fear comes from lack of knowledge, and the more you learn about something, the more you understand it and then the fear kind of diminishes," Cornacchione said.

The event wrapped up around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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