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Old 07-01-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Is it weird to visit the zoo by yourself? I worry because I don't want parents to think I am a weirdo or something....What are your thoughts? I could also wait and go with friends...


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Old 07-01-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Not weird at all! Just as we can be comfortable going to a movie or out to eat by ourselves, I don't think going to the zoo would be strange.
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Check out the penguins (if your zoo has any) for me. I think they're so cute
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Not at all!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Not weird at all. Zoos aren't just for little kids. I doubt parents will give you so much as a glance.

I had a membership to the zoo when I was in grad school. I'd do my reading on a bench in front of the seals or monkeys.


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Old 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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I've been to the zoo by myself many times. I think probably a lot of people do, there's lots of animal lovers out there.

It would never occur to me that parents would be suspicious of me. I think it's really sad that we've all become so paranoid on the subject
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Go. If you feel weird carry a camera. People will think you are there to take pictures.

I do see people alone at the zoo frequently and have never thought anything about it. You might be able to get in free or at a discount with a teacher ID.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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I was planning to go to the zoo by myself next week! Hopefully people don't think I'm a weirdo!
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Come to my zoo!
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Come to my zoo... okay, my house. You will be the least-weird person here, I promise.

I take my children to the zoo on y own and am so busy trying to keep my son from climbing the rails or falling down in the path of my stroller I wouldn't have time to label another person as "weird" for walking around alone, even if I noticed.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I am planning on going to the zoo myself this summer as well. I can sit and watch the gorillas as long as I want without boring anyone!


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Old 07-01-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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Not weird at all. Many people here go to the zoo just to get in there walk for the day. Enjoy!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Which zoo?
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They will all be watching the animals. Go and enjoy. I hope the monkeys make you laugh.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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I went to the aquarium by myself and had a great time! I agree with taking a camera -- take some pictures if you feel like someone is looking at you. You might end up with some great pictures!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Not at all. I was at the zoo with my class the other day. I didnt have a group of students so just walked around with a coworker. My point is though that I couldnt tell you who was there by themselves or in a group or what. I was busy watching the animals and chatting with coworker. No one is paying attention as to who is with who. Go ahead and enjoy!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Thanks for your advice. I appreciate it. Since its so late in the day and I am still in my pj's ...I think I am going to either go tomorrow or next weekend in the morning. I am able to get in for free which is great. It's the Tampa Zoo in FL.

I am going to try and make some big tissue pompom's for my classroom ...just need to actually get out of my comfy bed.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Ive never been there but if it is free- GO and enjoy, take lots of pics!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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I just went to an exhibit at our science museum alone. It was fine
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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The only place I can think of that would be weird to go alone is to your own wedding

Not weird at all, and don't worry about what parents think of you. I love the zoo. It's totally fine to go on your own.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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The only place I can think of that would be weird to go alone is to your own wedding
Good answer!

I agree with PoohBear that it is sad that people are so paranoid about this. On both sides - people are paranoid about being perceived incorrectly or accused falsely and other people are afraid of perfectly normal strangers
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If I lived in Florida I would go with you , but I don't live anywhere close .
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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Not weird at all. I do all kinds of things by myself, and I don't think I'm weird.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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I've been to the Natural History Museum in NYC and the Met Art museum in NYC by myself...enjoyed both trips.
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