Look at the amazement on the faces of these South Tyneside children as they got to meet everything from snakes to lizards.
Each of these photos comes from a school in the borough and they show the day that lessons took an interesting twist.
Whether it was Monkton Infants School, Harton Infants School or St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive School in Hebburn, we have archive photos galore for you to peruse.
We also have scenes from Boldon Comprehensive School, and the Just Learning Nursery in Cleadon.
1. The day the zoo came to Harton Infants
The Discovery Zoo spent a day at Harton Infants School in 2010. Is there someone you know in the photo?
2. On the web at St Joseph's
Zoolab came to St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School in 2007 and here is one of the pupils getting to know one of the visitors.
3. Exotic creatures at Monkton Infant School.
Miley Ahmed aged 8
Exotic creatures at Monkton Infant School. Here's Miley Ahmed with one of the visitors to the school in 2014.
Photo: Stu Norton
4. Having fun in the Harton classroom
Another 2010 Discovery Zoo scene from Harton Infants School. Who do you recognise in this photo?