Join Us Above, Below, & Beyond!


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

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.

Please Note:

The touch pools are closed to touching, but open for viewing.
Hand sanitizer is deadly to marine animals. Due to extensive use of hand sanitizer products,
we cannot endanger the stingray and tide pool animals’ health.

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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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.

Featured Events

Wings & Waves Gala

Save the Date to celebrate and support the Butterfly House…

September 23, 2021

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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