Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a three-month family membership for five (a $76 value)
- $39 for a one-year family membership for five (a $115 value)
The membership includes entrance to Monday Night Family Night from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday Safaris from 10 a.m. to noon, and admittance to monthly workshops such as Reptile Rookies. Workshops are typically held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday; see the calendar for more information. During family night and safaris, kids can hold and touch select animals, ask the reptile keepers questions, and watch live feedings. Members also receive a $15 discount on summer camp, which is held June–August. See more details on the Scales and Tails blog.
Scales and Tails
It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday night and the alligator is hungry. Fortunately, the reptile keepers at Scales and Tails brought dinner with them. As families in their audience look on in awe behind the safety of a fenced enclosure, the expert handlers feed the reptile its meaty morsels. After a while, with the keeper's help, the kids get in on the action, too, guiding a long pole laden with chicken towards the gator's waiting maw. Moments like this one happen every week at Scales and Tails, but the center's handlers are far more than reptile caterers. They travel throughout Utah and Wyoming, visiting classrooms and birthday parties sharing their interest in reptiles and birds with rapt audiences of children. At their storefront in Salt Lake City, they invite families to drop by and interact with the animals.
“The employees there were fantastic they worked with the children incredibly well”
“A great option for winter outings with the kids. I'm sure we'll use the season pass often. ”
“This place was awesome! Highly recommend. You really do get to be up close and personal with a lot of the reptiles. My kids loved it!”