Join Us Above, Below, & Beyond!


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

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

Please Note:

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is required to follow USDA federal regulations
to keep the butterflies and marine animals safe.
Learn what you should know before your visit.

The touch pools are open as staffing allows.
Due to extensive use of hand sanitizer products,
all guests must wash their hands with soap and water before touching.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to ensure our animals' health.

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

Wings & Waves Gala

Save the Date to celebrate and support the Butterfly House…

September 22, 2022

5:30 PM - 9:00 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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