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Junior Zookeepers over Winter Break

December 14th, 2018 | Comments Off on Junior Zookeepers over Winter Break | Posted in Scales And Tails

Junior Zookeepers!

We will be offering our Zookeeper Camps over the Winter Break!  See the details below then jump over to our Zookeeper page to get signed up!

Zookeeper For a Day

Zookeeper Program for Youth ages 6 – 16: Does your child have a passion for animals?  Would he or she love to have a chance to work behind the scenes?  Then this is the opportunity they have been waiting for!  On various dates throughout the school year we will allow up to 12 children or teens to come in and be zookeepers for a couple hours prior to our Public Hours.  Participants will get the opportunity to help our staff, clean animal enclosures, prepare meals and feed the animals, learn reptile husbandry and simple vet care, handle animals that the general public typically does not get to work with and receive special training on how to deal with reptiles in the wild.  Zookeeper duties will vary so each session will not be the same.  

Cost will be $25/child.  

Zookeeper time frame: 2 hours. Includes a T-Shirt Children can book multiple sessions. 

Visit our website for registration: Zookeeper


Dates/Topics:

Various – See Below:  

  • 12/24 – (10am – 12pm) – Utah Native Animal Species – Find out all about local species of snakes, lizards, and amphibians
  • 12/26 – (10am – 12pm) – Food Chain – Learn more about the food chain when it relates to reptiles
  • 12/27 – (10am – 12pm) – Cheloneon Day – Meet all of our favorite turtles and tortoises
  • 12/28 – (10am – 12pm) – Care of Mystical Creatures Day! – We will travel to a time of witches and wizards to meet creatures from the days of Magic!
  • 12/31 – (8am -10am) – Animal Care – Learn about diet, heat, humidity and what to look for to identify a sick animal (Note: earlier start time)
  • 1/1 – (10am – 12pm) – Animal Adaptations – Find out the many ways reptiles have adapted with color, shape and size to survive their world.
  • 1/2 – (10am – 12pm) – Good Pet Day – Find out what animals would be considered good pets for your age and ability
  • 1/3 – (10am – 12pm) – Crocodilian Day – Learn all about alligators, crocodiles and caiman
  • 1/4 – (10am – 12pm) – Bird Day – Meet and Greet with the birds of Scales and Tails!
  • 1/21 – (10am – 12pm) – Spiders, Scorpions, & Cockroaches – Oh my! – Learn all about our amazing creepy crawlers
  • 2/18 – (10am – 12pm) – Care of Mystical Creatures Day! – We will travel to a time of witches and wizards to meet creatures from the days of Magic!

Details:

  • Maximum of 12 participants per keeper session
  • $25 participant fee per session 
  • Participant must fill out registration form and liability waiver prior to participation
  • Youth ages 6-16 allowed to participate
  • Zookeeper duties will vary from session to session
  • Participants may sign up for multiple sessions (must repeat registration for each date of camp)
  • Please note, registration is not final until you have paid and been accepted into the date requested by reply e-mail.
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Holiday Hours at Scales & Tails Utah

December 14th, 2018 | Comments Off on Holiday Hours at Scales & Tails Utah | Posted in Scales And Tails

We will be offering additional hours for the upcoming holidays! 

12/19 – Wednesday – Open 4-8pm, SPECIAL ALLIGATOR SHOW @ 6pm

12/20 – Thursday – Open 4-8pm

12/21 – Friday – Open 4-8pm

12/22 – Saturday – Open 10am – 4pm

12/23 – Sunday – Closed

12/24 – Monday – Open 12-8pm

12/25 – Tuesday – Closed – to allow our staff to be with their families

12/26 – Wednesday – Open  12 – 8pm

12/27 – Thursday – Open 12 – 8pm

12/28 – Friday – Open 12 – 8pm

12/29 – Saturday Open 10am – 4pm

12/30 – Sunday – Closed

12/31 – Monday – Open 10am – 6pm w/ Gator Feeding Show at 3pm

1/1 – Tuesday – Open 12 – 8pm – $5 Tuesday

1/2 – Wednesday – Open 12- 8pm

1/3 – Thursday – Open 12 – 8pm

1/4 – Friday – Open 12 – 8pm

1/5 – Saturday – Open 10am – 4pm

** These hours are for our general admission to come visit us behind the scenes at our facility.  The traveling show availability is by appointment.**

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2018 Summer Hours

June 2nd, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Summer Hours | Posted in Scales And Tails

Effective June 4, 2018 we will be open 6 days a week for the public to come in for Behind the Scenes tours at our facility.  The new summer hours will be:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 12pm – 8pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday” 10am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Admission: $7/child (3-12 years), $10/adult, 2 & under Free

Tuesdays: $5/person admission for everyone (2 & under free)

No appointments required for our public hours, however if you have a group over 10 people, it’s a good idea to call in a week ahead of time so we can accommodate your party.


$5 Tuesdays!

March 3rd, 2018 | Comments Off on $5 Tuesdays! | Posted in Scales And Tails

Staring in March 2018, we will be offering a discount on our Tuesday’s!  We will offer a $5 admission ticket for both children and adults.  Kids 2 and under will still be Free.  Come take advantage of our earlier hours to bring in the younger kids for an interactive and educational experience.

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Saying Goodbye to and old friend “Zig Zag”

November 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Saying Goodbye to and old friend “Zig Zag” | Posted in Scales And Tails

Zig Zag has been one of our animal ambassadors for well over 10 years.  We finally had to make the decision to put him to rest recently.  We were in contact with Dr. Scott Echols at the time and he was looking for monitor lizards to study for his project. We opted to donate Zig Zag to science to see if we could help further his cause.

Dr. Echols is researching animals and reptiles specifically like crazy.  The medical knowledge base for reptiles is quite small and very little can be done to help most sick reptiles once the reach the point of needing vet care.  Dr. Echols is trying to change that.  Check out the research he has been working on in the Science Friday story that was just released.

 

 

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FALL/WINTER HOURS 2017

August 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on FALL/WINTER HOURS 2017 | Posted in Scales And Tails

School is back in session!  That means we are going to start opening up a little later on our week days.  The following hours apply as of August 28, 2017

Mondays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Tuesdays: 12pm – 4pm

Wednesdays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

These hours will continue until school lets out again.  We will however, be open 12 – 8pm on holidays that fall on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Southern Utah Reptile Show

May 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Southern Utah Reptile Show | Posted in Scales And Tails

Scales & Tails Utah is coming to Southern Utah!!

We are now offering one amazing reptile package for our fans in the St. George area.  Here are the details:

“The Southern Utah Reptile Package”

 

The presentation consists of a 30 minute educational show where we bring an alligator skull, and 6 live reptiles (with at least one from each of the reptilian groups). The finale will be a snake between 6-8 feet. There are 15 minutes of animal handling after the show for a total of 45 minutes for the total package. Price: $225

Travel Fees apply outside the St George Area, please inquire.

Great for birthday parties, schools, libraries, scout groups, family reunions, and more!

Call 801-577-7182 for questions or to book a show or e-mail us.

Now offering shows in Southern Utah!


2017 Summer Hours – Starting May 30th

May 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 Summer Hours – Starting May 30th | Posted in Scales And Tails

We will start extending our Summer Hours as of Memorial Day, May 30th. We will also be adding in a fourth day, Tuesdays, to the line up of Public hours. These will be the extended hours as of May 30th:

Monday’s 12pm – 8pm
Tuesday’s 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday’s 12pm – 8pm
Saturday’s 10am – 4pm

NEW TUESDAYS! ~ “Scouting Tuesday’s” ~
Tuesday’s we will be open to the public like usual, however we will be putting a little more focus on helping out the scouts. Whether you are a girl scout, boy scout, cub scout, or an adult scout, wear your uniform to the facility and save a $1 off of admission.

We are currently in the process of getting a few of our entertainers certified as Merit Badge Councilors so that we can pass off any scouts who are working on a Reptile/Amphibian merit badge as well. Once we are certified, we will put out a product that should enable scouts to accomplish the goals of the badge for a minimal fee.

Just a reminder, there are no appointments required for coming to our public hours. Just bring you, your camera, and all of your friends and family!

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Zookeeper for a Day

May 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Zookeeper for a Day | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails
Zookeeper Program for Youth ages 6 – 16:
Does your child have a passion for animals?  Would he or she love to have a chance to work behind the scenes?  Then this is the opportunity they have been waiting for!  Every Tuesday we will allow up to 6 children or teens to come in and be zookeepers for a couple hours prior to our Public Hours.  Participants will get the opportunity to help our staff, clean animal enclosures, prepare meals and feed the animals, learn reptile husbandry and simple vet care, handle animals that the general public typically does not get to work with and receive special training on how to deal with reptiles in the wild.  Zookeeper duties will vary week to week so each session will not be the same.
Cost will be $35/child.  Zookeeper time frame: 3 hours.  (Tuesdays: 8:30am – 11:30am)
Space limited to 6 participants per session.  Children can book multiple sessions.
Participants will receive a Scales & Tails Zookeeper T-Shirt
Visit our website for registration: https://www.scalesandtailsutah.com/summer-camp.html
Every Tuesday from May 30th – August 22nd, 2017
  • Maximum of 6 participants per keeper session
  • $35 participant fee
  • Participant must fill out registration form and liability waiver prior to participation
  • Youth ages 6-16 allowed to participate
  • Zookeeper duties will vary from week to week
  • Participants may sign up for multiple sessions (must repeat registration for each date)

    Learn how to be a zookeeper!

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Winter Hours 2016-17

September 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Winter Hours 2016-17 | Posted in Scales And Tails

School is back in session!  That means we are going to start opening up a little later on our week days.  The following hours apply as of September 7, 2016:

Mondays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Wednesdays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

These hours will continue until school lets out again next June.  We will however, be open 12 – 8pm on holidays that fall on Mondays or Wednesdays except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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