Come Visit Us
We open our showroom and retail shop up to the public Monday – Saturday to see and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet!! Come in for a behind-the-scenes tour of our travel company! You’ll get to see many of the animal stars we use in our performances!
We are primarily a travel show and therefore have limited public hours and do not promise that every animal will be in the shop during public hours.
What Our Customers Are Saying
***NOTE: Reservations ARE currently required due to social distancing (as of August 5, 2021), to limit the number of people in the small building at one time. Masks are welcomed but not required. It's pretty much impossible to stay 6 feet away from other people in the small space. But good news! They will soon be expanding to a larger space a few blocks away, and opening a second location! I've been to Scales and Tails around a dozen times over the past 8 years or so, with my niece who loves reptiles but is not allowed to own one. I learn something new every time I go. The workers are all friendly, knowledgeable, and informative, and seem to really care about the animals' welfare. If you want to, you may be allowed to hold or touch a variety of animals, most often a variety of snakes and turtles, and sometimes a lizard and/or a tarantula. But they don't pressure anyone who doesn't want to touch. They teach you how to safely touch or hold the animals, so both you and the animals will be safe. They also teach you which animals you SHOULDN'T touch, and WHY you shouldn't touch them (like the alligator snapping turtle that can bite through bone as easily as butter, or various creatures with venom). I'm excited to see their expanded new space later this year.
Cheap fee, so fun! They let you get up close and personal with the animals, and it's so cool! They also shared a lot of cool facts and say you can see/hold different stuff each time you go. My favorite part was holding the reticulating python. Definitely worth visiting!!!
Scales and Tails is a lot of fun and highly educational. The employees are enthusiastic, know a ton about the animals, and are happy to answer questions. Our tour included holding snakes, safely interacting with a python per employee instructions and supervision, and saw them wrangle a gator. If an animal ever showed a stress behavior, the employee would note it, point it out for guest education, and immediately put it back. Respect for the animals is great to see and the employees don't hide behaviors for appearances. I strongly recommend this location for anyone interested in reptiles. Conflict of Interest: I am friends with one of the employees.
We went to Scales & Tails with our reptile-loving son and I can't recommend it enough! He had a huge smile on his face the whole time. The animals are amazing and the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience was interactive, informative and fun. We'll definitely be back!
Such a great experience. They were very informative and made it a lot of fun. We had older children and younger children in our group and we were all enthralled, adults included. You can tell they really take care of these animals.
We had a great time! It was very educational and fun. We loved petting and learning about the animals. We had a large group and they still made it enjoyable and interactive! I highly recommend scheduling a tour
We had Scales & Tails do our Kindergarten virtual field trip last week. It was awesome. Jeremy was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly entertaining. It was enjoyable for all ages. Thank you for making such a fun experience for our students!
Tyson was awesome! He showed us all the critters and animals, let us touch, pet and even hold a bunch of them, and went into a lot of detail on differences, distinctions, and history of the creatures. Super fun experience, me and my girlfriend had a great time!
What an excellent experience. We attended the 2pm tour time today. We had up close and personal interaction with reptiles we otherwise never would. This hour tour completely satisfied my sons reptile fascination. We were taught a great deal about each animals by the guides. The guides took time to give attention to each child in the group. The guides were super friendly and super personable. My son and I loved it. I highly recommend. We will definitely be back for sure.
What a fun experience! Just a cute little shop filled with cool creatures. Went with the whole family. Ages 6-14, they all loved it! Big snakes, alligators, and so much more! Worth it. Will probably go again. Didn't see even half of the creatures they have.
My boyfriend and I visited Scales & Tails and were shown around by Call! All the animals are healthy and well taken care of - you can tell these people love their jobs and really love the animals! There is still so much to learn and see beyond your hour there, so this place definitely warrants a couple of visits! Thank you to Call & the owners for bringing more awareness and education to reptiles and providing this amazing and interactive experience! I will be bringing/telling everyone I know to come check it out!