Certainly not these people in Hartlepool who seemed to be having a great time as they mixed with snakes, frogs, snails and more.
Look at the smiles on the faces of these children at the Central Library, Headland Library, Golden Flatts School, Owton Manor Library and Seaton Library.
We hope these Hartlepool Mail archive photos bring back great memories.
1. A reminder from 2014
Exotic creatures were a big hit at Monkton Infants School in 2014 but were you pictured? Photo: Stu Norton
2. Learning more at Laygate Community School
Rain forest adventurer John Kirsopp was a big hit when he came to Laygate Community School in 2010 and brought some exotic creatures with him. Photo: SN
3. Have you got the nostalgia bug?
These Harton Infants School pupils were enthralled when the Discovery Zoo came to school in 2010. Photo: IB
4. Happy times in Hebburn
Hebburn School pupil Ryan McElwee was having a great time in 2006. He got to hold a South American tree frog and a Giant African Snail. Photo: TR