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PHOTOS — Families go out of this world at Museum of the Gulf Coast

Families visited in full “force” this weekend as the Museum of the Gulf Coast hosted an out-of-this-world free family fun day in Port Arthur.

The theme was “Science and Technology of the Future” and included appearances by numerous characters from the Star Wars universe.

Brittany Delagarza, museum education coordinator, said the event was designed inspire future engineers, scientists and STEM students to reach above and beyond.

“The museum wants to share the information with our members, and getting them involved in this in family fun day is fun and educational at the same time,” she said.

Aletha Leblance, Bella Walker and Glenn Leblance visited the museum. (Candace Hemelt/The News)

Percy Thompson, from left, Pippin Thompson and Monica Thompson learned about Texas Parks & Wildlife from Tyler Steube.

Beatriz Angales, standing, visited the museum with Luis Morales and Barbara Morales.

Kevin Williams, at home with a snake on his head, introduced children and adults to the world of snakes.