Zookeeper Programs


We now offer camps for both kids & adults!

 Registration is OPEN


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! We’ll be hosting Junior Zookeeper Classes throughout the Summer. 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 $35/child/session for the Initial session, then $25/session for additional session.  Additional sessions do not include a T-shirt.
  • Zookeeper time frame: 2 hours. 
  • Includes a T-Shirt (with Initial Registration)
  • Children can book single sessions or multiple sessions.
  • Questions?  801-577-7182 or info@scalesandtailsutah.com

Spring Break Dates/Topics:

JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS – DATES/TIMES VARY – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (M-F, SU), 8:30AM – 10:30AM (SA) –  (AGES 6-16)

4/1 – SNEEKY SNAKE  DAY – Saying snake is like saying dog.  You can find snakes as big around as your thumb here in Utah, and some as longer than a car in Asia.  Come learn about a variety of snake species in this fun camp!

4/2 – AMAZING CROCODILE DAY – Find out how to tell the difference between alligators, crocodiles and caiman.  See what amazing attributes they have to protect themselves and help them live really long lifespans.

4/3  – VENOM DAY – Spiders, scorpions, rattlesnakes and venomous lizards!  Come learn about the importance of venom and how to distinguish it from poison.

4/4 – KOMODO’S COUSIN DAY – Come learn about monitor lizrads and some of their other lizard friends such as bearded dragons, blue tongue skinks, Argentine Tegus and more!

4/5 – LOCAL REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS DAY – We will learn more about local reptile & amphibian species, how they blend in with their surroundings and how we can safely find and identify them in the wild.

4/6 – TURTLE VS TORTOISE DAY How big can a turtle or trotoise get? Have you ever seeen a baby tortoise? What do they eat? Where do they live? We will try to answer all of these questions and more!



  • Maximum of 20 participants per keeper session
  • Minimum of 5 participants required to run the session
  • Participant must fill out registration form and liability waiver prior to participation
  • Separate registration REQUIRED for EACH participant (so we can obtain all the specific info for that child)
  • 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.
  • Multiple dates can be added to the same registration, but PLEASE do not add multiple participants on the same registration.  Separate registrations needed to collect all pertinent info for each child.  

To Register:

Please click the button below.  You will be taken to a secure site to complete registration and payment. 

    Scales & Ales

    Adult Workshops for 21+

    What is Scales & Ales?

    Each month we have a fun topic about reptiles. We meet at our facilty in Kearns and focus on that topic for about about an hour and a half while also interacting with some cool animals, and then we’ll head over to a local brewery at Jordan Landing to relax while we continue our conversations and build new friendships with like minded reptile enthusiests!  We have made the age limit 21+ as some of the breweries are also 21+. 

    What are the details for this month?

    Date/Time: Thursday, March 21st @ 6pm

    Location: 4944 W 6200 S, Kearns, UT 84118

    Topic: OUR Favorites!  We’ll be introducing you to many of our favorite animal ambassadors.  We’ll then head over to a local brewery and continue our conversation.

    Cost: $25/individual Ticket or $40/two-person ticket

    What’s Included?  Reptile Workshop and reptile handling at our Facility

    What’s Not Included? Any food or drink purchased at the local brewery.

    Participant Requirements: 4 Participants minimum and 20 participants max.

    Questions? 801-577-7182 or info@scalesandtailsutah.com


    To Register:

    Please click the button below.  You will be taken to a secure site to complete registration and payment.