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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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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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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.

WINTER HOURS:

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!

Admission
$5/adult
$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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