Our educational programs include skits, songs, and stories to add excitement to the class. Participants not only learn, they become involved! Presentations can be custom-made to complement your current classroom curriculum. Our presentations are tailored for each age group, making this a fun experience for all ages. We also offer display exhibits for carnivals, fairs, festivals, and trade shows and handling only sessions. We have a Showroom we open up to the public for Private Tours, Family Nights, Scout Troops, Daycare Groups, and more!

NOTE: We accept Cash, Check, or Credit Card for payment and it can be made on the day of your show.

SHOWROOM HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (READ MORE) - Mondays & Wednesdays 4 - 8pm, Tuesdays 12-4pm, and Saturdays 10am - 4pm

NEW!  Zookeeper Program - Registration is OPEN!

  • 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 8 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 $25/child.  Zookeeper time frame: 2 hours.  
    Space limited to 8 participants per session. 
    Children can book multiple sessions. 
    Exact time frame: 10am - 12pm
    Dates: Every other Tuesday from Sept 5th - May 1st
    Visit our website for registration: https://www.scalesandtailsutah.com/summer-camp.html

Reptile Shows:

  • "The Toddler Show" - This show is catered to children 4 years old and younger. This will be a 30 minute "touch" and "hold" session with 5 very "nice" reptiles and a crocodilian skull. Your Reptile Guide will entertain the children with funny stories, jokes and songs about each reptile and will also let the children see the animals walk and move on the ground. This show is completely hands on. Price: $175
  • “The Teaser Show” – is a 30 minute educational show where we bring a crocodilian skull, and 6 live small to medium 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: $200
  • “The Medium Show” – is a 45 minute educational show with 15 minutes of animal handling afterward for a total of a one hour package. We bring creepy crawlies (Spiders, Scorpions, or Roaches), a crocodilian skull, and 8 live reptiles (snakes, lizards, and tortoises) which include two finale animals: a Giant Turtle or Tortoise and a Giant Snake. Price: $250
  • “The Large Show” – is a 45 minute educational show with 15 minutes of animal handling afterward for a total of a one hour package. We bring creepy crawlies (Spiders, Scorpions, or Roaches), lizards, a tortoise, and snakes for a total of 10 animals. There are four finale animals: a Giant Lizard, a Giant snake, a Giant Tortoise, and a Baby Alligator OR Baby Crocodile. Price: $300

Bird Show:

  • "Birds of the World Show" - is a 30 minute bird show displaying six birds from around the world. Show birds include: an American Pigeon, a European Starling, a Rainbow Lorikeet, a Laughing Kookaburra, a Green Wing Macaw and an Umbrella Cockatoo or Red Fronted Macaw. Price: $250

The Grand Combo:

  • Combination Large Show & The Birds of the World Show - is a 1 hour 30 minute educational presentation where we combine the flighted ambassadors of the sky with the slithering ambassadors of the ground into one cool and unique show. Includes 15 minutes of animal handling after the show with some of the animals. Price: $500

Southern Utah Extension (St. George Based):

  • "The Southern Utah Reptile Show" (New) - This presentation is available in Southern Utah only and 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

Handling Only Events: 

  • Animal Packages and Pricing are the same as the show packages above, just without the show. Additional handling hours, after the first hour, will be $50/hr. (Some animals that are considered dangerous or unhandleable will still come with the packages but will just be shown and talked about by the animal wrangler and at their discretion may allow the patrons to pet the tail of the animal, such as the alligator or giant lizard.)

Private Facility Tours:

  • "One Hour Private Tour" - is a private tour behind the scenes of the Scales & Tails facility for up to EIGHT people. Your experienced tour guide will show you and your guests around our facility and introduce you to numerous snakes, lizards, tortoises, and alligators. Your guide will be able to answer questions and allow you and your guests to touch and hold many of the stars of Scales & Tails Utah. (Disclaimer - not all animals will be available for touch and hold. The safety and health of both you, the guests, and the animals will be taken into consideration on the day of the tour.) Please note that we do NOT book private tours during public hours, please check our calendar. Price: $100/hr (up to 8 people, additional guests will be $5/person)

(Temporarily unavailable) Scales & Tails Party Room:

  • Need a place to host your party? - Our Party Room rental includes Two Hours use of facility for up to 25 guests, a party facilitator to help coordinate your event, two tables and 15 chairs for guest use (children typically sit on the floor for the show), guests can bring in their own cake and decorations, parent is allowed to come in 30 minutes prior to reserved time in order to set up. We will do clean up after. The party room rental is a separate fee in addition to any show package you purchase. We do not provide cups, plates, napkins, table cloths, or utensils, please bring your own. (Please note: shop rental does not guarantee that all of our animals will be in the shop on the day of your party. Any animals still in the shop are a bonus.) Price: $50 Additional hours: $25/hr

Animal Displays/Exhibits:

  • Displays for big events - Want to add a cool animal exhibit to your next big event?  Our reptile displays are great for fairs, festivals, grand openings, trade shows, halloween parties & spook alleys, Harry Potter events, school carnivals, corporate events, and many other events. (Click here for display info and pricing)


Animals for Rent:

  • Models, Photo Shoots, Movies, etc - We will rent our animals out for photo shoots, video shoots, club parties, photo booths, clubs, plays, for dancers, and many other special events.  Pricing will vary depending on type of animals requested, length of time, and number of animals handlers needed.  Please call or e-mail for more details.


  • Travel Fees - Travel fees apply to all shows booked outside the Salt Lake Valley. With exception, travel fees do not apply inside the Salt Lake Valley & Utah County for the bird show. Call for details.

  • Sound Systems - Available for your show upon request for an additional $25.

  • Multiple Shows - Other Discounts available when booking multiple shows in the same day. Call for details.

  • Invitations - Custom Scales & Tails invitations are available. They are for sale as follows: 10 for $15, 20 for $25 and 30 for $35 or $1.75/invitation for extras. See a sample of our invitations or contact us for purchasing details.

Invite our reptile friends to your next party!

  • Birthday Parties
  • School Programs
  • Classroom Events
  • Scout Activities
  • Festivals & Fairs
  • Corporate Functions
  • Private Parties
  • Family Reunions

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