Why Donate?

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the vital building blocks of life sea, sky and land. Our operations are funded entirely by admissions, memberships, gift shop sales and donations. Help us on our mission of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards!


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Since 2002, over one million visitors from have explored natural wonders you can’t find naturally in South Dakota. We inspire generations of lifelong learners and look forward to bringing in even more with our expanded facility.
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Our planet is changing. Everything from the oceans to the wildflowers is different from it was just one generation ago. Through interactive experiences with the ocean and rainforest, we inspire our landlocked guests to conserve our natural world as our team engages in conservation in the field.
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Half of our visitors come from over 100 miles away, bringing people and dollars into the area. As Sioux Falls grows as a home and a tourist destination, we provide a unique attraction for locals and visitors alike.


Make a donation to the Butterfly House & Aquarium today.