Family Planet Day: An Out Of This World Experience

It was a truly "out of this world" experience for some East Texas children and their parents Saturday.

The Discovery Science Center in Tyler hosted their Family Planet Day. Activities in relation to music, art, and drama were planned to help kids learn about the solar system.

"We're using computer-projected 3-dimensional images of all of the planets," said Hudnall Planetarium Director Tom Hooten.  "So we're going to start at the sun and we're going to fly through all the planets throughout the solar-system."

"It's really been exciting because there's so many people here and I was doing Star-lab and it's just been packed," said Discovery Science Center Arts and Sciences Director Lucinda Presley. "The kids just seem so engaged and are having a wonderful time at the activities."

Courtney Lane, Reporting