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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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Summer Hours 2016

May 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Summer Hours 2016 | Posted in Scales And Tails

School is out!  That means we are going to open up for more hours!  As of Memorial Day, May 30th, we’ll be be open for the following hours:

Mondays: 12 pm – 8 pm

Wednesdays: 12 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

These hours will continue until school resumes in the fall.


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New Public Hours for the Winter 2015-2016

November 15th, 2015 | Comments Off on New Public Hours for the Winter 2015-2016 | Posted in Scales And Tails

Attention Scales & Tails Patrons:

As of November 16th, we will be reducing our Monday and Wednesday hours. They will now be 4pm – 8pm until Spring. (With exception, we’ll be open the following Holiday dates for normal hours 12pm – 8pm on: 12/2, 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30, 1/6, 1/18, 2/3 and 2/15)

Due to a decline in business during school hours we have decided to make this change. If this inconveniences you in any way, please call (801) 577-7182 and we will try to make it right to the best of our abilities.


Mondays 4pm – 8pm

Wednesdays 4pm – 8pm

Saturdays 10am -4pm


Thank You,

-Scales and Tails Management


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Venom Day – May 2nd, 2015

April 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Venom Day – May 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

Scales and tails Utah will be hosting a Venom Day on Saturday May 2nd from 10-4pm with scheduled short presentations at specific times by local experts.

Topic will be:
– Venomous and poisonous animals,
– Utah laws and regulations,
– Misconceptions,
– Venom protocols,
– Bite/sting first aid, safety, etc.

Short presentations will be given by:
Rob Clark of Venitox Laboratories 10:00AM
Brad Dahl of Utah Poison Control 11:00AM
Dave Jensen of Wasatch Reptile Removal on Rattlesnake removal
Jeremy Westerman of Scales & Tails Utah on scorpions, spiders, hymenopterans, and Gila monsters
BTG on Antivenin production
Bryan Hamilton Wildlife Biologist great Basin National Park, rattlesnakes
and more!

This will be held for the general public and will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY event!

$3/child (3-12 years), 2 and under free

Includes regular admission to our Saturday Safari the same day to see the rest of our animals.

Educational Displays Provided by:
Division of Wildlife
Scales and tails Utah
Amplified Amphibians (Poison dart frogs)

Location 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, West Valley City, UT 84119 (Salt lake city)

*Info subject to change*

Find the event on Facebook


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June Workshop – “Pythons”

June 18th, 2014 | Comments Off on June Workshop – “Pythons” | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

June is a spectacular month to talk about PYTHONS!! Come down to our facility next Wednesday night for an evening with the great giants of the snake world. Granted not all pythons are big. Saying python is like saying dog, you never know what to expect! We’ll get a chance to meet and great a variety of pythons from ball pythons to reticulated pythons, so you won’t want to miss this exciting event!

DATE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TIME: 6:00pm

WHERE: 3485 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119

COST: $5/adults, $3/child


RSVP by e-mail to rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com or call us at 801-577-7182 to reserve your spots. Space is limited.


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May 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on SUMMER CAMP 2014 | Posted in Scales And Tails

Scales & Tails Utah Summer Camp 2014

Scales & Tails Utah

Dates: June 9th – August 12th

Location: Scales & Tails Showroom – 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119


Camp Theme: “Safari Around the World”

Your child will learn about different reptiles from around the world.  We will start in the new world of North and South America and then work our way around the globe to Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia!  Your child will get to learn how to properly handle snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Learn about each animal’s special diet and enjoy many activities on their safari with Scales & Tails Utah. A simple snack of crackers, cheese and a juice box will be provided each day. Camp t-shirt will also be included.


Youth Two-Day Camps – Monday & Tuesday

9am – 12pm – Kindergarten – Third Grade – $100/child
1pm – 4pm – Fourth Grade – Sixth Grade – $100/child


Schedule of Camps:

Week 1:  6/9– 6/10
Week 2: 6/16 – 6/17
Week 3:  6/23 – 6/24
Week 4: 6/30 – 71

Week 5: 7/7 – 7/8

Week 6: 7/14 – 7/15

Week 7: 7/21 – 7/22  

Week 8: 7/28 – 7/29

Week 9:  8/4 – 8/5

Week 10: 8/11 – 8/11


* Minimum of 4 participants needed to make the camp run.
* Maximum of 15 participants per camp session.
* $25 deposit required with application (refund available if camp does not run).
* Remainder of payment is due one week prior to camp start date. Check or Credit Card accepted.
* $20/15 minute childcare fee for children not picked up with in 15 minutes of conclusion of camp each day.


To Register:

Please click the following link to be transferred to our registration page.   Please fill out a separate registration for each child.  Once registration is received we will send you a confirmation e-mail.


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