Certainly not these pupils who seemed to be having a great time as they mixed with snakes, tree frogs, snails and more.
Look at the smiles on the faces of these students at Harton, Hebburn Monkton and Laygate schools.
We hope these Shields Gazette archive photos bring back great memories.
5. The day Zoolab came to Bamburgh School
Bamburgh School pupils came face to face with a snake during a visit by Zoolab in 2009. Remember it?
6. Magnificent at Monkton
Exotic creatures were at Monkton Infants School in 2014 and the pupils seemed to love it.
Photo: Stu Norton
7. One for the web at St Joseph's
A flashback to 2007 and these St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School students enjoyed a visit from Zoolab.
8. Happy to meet you Pippin
Pippin the tree frog was a very welcome visitor to St Joseph's School in Hebburn in 2003. Here are Alfie Grey and Georgia Moore saying hello.