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Virtual Animal Encounters

Book a Personalized Virtual Encounter

Virtual Encounters are a unique way to meet some of the amazing animals that help teach guests about ecosystems from around the world. Many of our Ambassador Animals are not typically viewable with a regular visit to the Aquarium since they travel to classrooms throughout Utah, so this is a special opportunity to meet new animals including snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, parrots, and more. Our cameras will give you closer views than you would typically get in person. This format will also allow us to showcase some behaviors and enrichment activities that may otherwise be unavailable in a public setting, including animal feedings.

Requests must be submitted two weeks in advance.

If you are a school teacher, please see our School Programs.

Available Formats

60 Seconds


Meet one of our Animal Ambassadors in a quick video with a personalized greeting. This can be used to make a birthday, anniversary, gender reveal, or other greeting special for an animal-loving friend or family member. These encounters will be recorded and delivered to you via email.
Possible animals include geckos, hedgehogs, or parrots.

10-15 Minute


Meet one or two of our Animal Ambassadors as our educators present some of their most fascinating adaptations and abilities. You can also request a special greeting or shout out. This virtual encounter may be booked as a live, interactive meeting or pre-recorded and sent via email.

45-60 Minutes


Whether for a presentation or an interactive class, you can meet up to six animals in a themed encounter. This can be done in a virtual meeting or with a pre-recorded video. The following are some themes you can choose from:

Animal Superpowers
Facts vs. Fiction
Ecosystems

What is Included in My Encounter?

Your virtual encounter may include a personalized greeting or message of your choosing. Additional features in your encounter will vary depending on the length of the video as well as the animal which is presented. This could include behavior training, feeding, or enrichment activities. Animal availability may vary and is not guaranteed. Please include your top three animal choices in your request. See our Animal Ambassador options below.

*Our animals are never forced to participate or ‘perform’ requested behaviors.

Lizards & Amphibians

Details

Geckos
Skinks
Tegus
Salamanders
Frogs
Toads

Invertebrates

Details

Millipedes
Hermit crabs
Tarantulas
Cockroaches

Birds & Mammals

Details

Hedgehogs
Parrots

Snakes & Tortoise

Details

Utah snakes
Boa
Python
Tortoises

Request an Encounter

If you are a school teacher, please see our School Programs.





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    Please specify any animal preferences or requests in the notes section and describe the purpose or audience of the encounter. If you have selected the long format, animal choices may depend on your preferred theme. Animal choices for other formats are not guaranteed. An aquarium representative will contact you to discuss your encounter details and pricing.

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