Join Us Above, Below, & Beyond!


We welcome you to the only opportunity to experience
tropical butterflies and marine aquariums in the Dakotas!

Our mission is inspiring conservation of the vital building blocks
of sea, sky, and land.

Please Note:

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a USDA APHIS regulated facility.
The regulations keep the butterflies and marine animals safe.
Learn what you should know before your visit.

Pacific Tide Pool schedule: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-noon and 1-3pm.
The Tide Pool will be open to touching as staffing allows.

The Stingray Habitat is now closed. Learn more about the changes.

Conserve. Educate. Inspire.

Step into a different world at the Butterfly House & Aquarium, a nonprofit organization and the only public saltwater aquarium in the Dakotas. Here, you can explore interactive exhibits and exotic animals in this destination for both the young and young at heart. Your admission fees and donations aid us on our mission of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.


Infant (0-2)


Youth (3-17)


Adults (18-59)


Senior (60+)


*Plus 9% sales tax


Sunday - Saturday

10 AM - 4 PM

* Last entry at 3:30 PM

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Featured Events

Daycare Days

Join our educators every other Wednesday and explore the wonders…

October 26, 2022

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Let's Get Tropical

Stroll through a natural rainforest environment, take a trip to the bottom of the sea, and get hands-on with friendly sea creatures at the only butterfly house or aquarium within hundreds of miles.

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