Welcome to The Creature Teachers Homepage!

From here you can discover everything you need to know about the diverse range of creature encounters we deliver, right to your door!

The Creature Teachers is fully insured, risk assessed, licensed and inspected.  

Based in Bournemouth we have provided interactive creature encounters for hundreds of clients in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire since 2011, including schools, nurseries, birthdays, holiday parks, nursing homes, weddings, fetes, scout and guide groups. To check if the creatures visit your area, please go to the ‘Ask the Teachers’ page.  

The Creature Teachers is owned and operated by Lisa Kiely who has 15 years of experience in exotic animal keeping,  training, handling and presenting in zoos and wildlife parks across the U.K. and Ireland.  

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Holding several years of zoo education and animal presenting experience, a zoology degree and a Masters in animal behaviour, child care qualifications, extensive Early Years experience, and connections with the autism and S.E.N. communities, The Creature Teachers guarantee an entertaining, educational, and bespoke creature encounter that will have everyone in your group getting hands on and up close to creepy crawlies, reptiles, mammals and birds. 

So, if you want to find out if a barn owl really does fly silently,

experience how a snake's skin feels or,

use your math skills to count the legs on a millipede,

you have come to the right place

Call 07429 867013


           Find out all about our birthday party encounters HERE

Details on our nursing home and day centre visits can be found HERE

Add a creature encounter to your corporate entertainment line up HERE

Owl ring bearing and wedding hire details are HERE

Scout, Guides, youth and community groups look HERE

Information for schools and preschool visits can be found HERE

You can meet the creature team HERE

Our Frequently Asked Questions section is HERE