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We Are Open!

We are grateful that our doors are open again
and we are welcoming so many of you back to the butterflies and aquariums!

Due to high volumes of guests and the need to provide a safe facility, please note:

Reservations are REQUIRED on Saturdays.

We strongly recommend booking online in advance
to guarantee admittance Sunday through Friday.

Walk-ins will be admitted Sunday through Friday as space allows
(at a maximum of 50% building occupancy).

We have implemented the following policy
to ensure the health of our guests, volunteers, staff, and animals:

*Guests age 6 and up must wear a face covering when in the facility.*
Face coverings must cover the mouth and nose at all times.
Individuals who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition
must wear a face shield, scarf, or bandana to cover their mouth and nose.
Face coverings are strongly recommended for age 2-5.
Entry into the Butterfly House & Aquarium will be granted only to those
wearing a face mask, face shield, or face covering.

*Employees and volunteers are undergoing a health screening when reporting for shifts, and wearing masks at all times.

*Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility.

*The touch pools are closed until further notice to ensure the safety of the animals.

We greatly appreciate your continued support during these difficult times.
We ask that our guests partner with us to make the experience safe for everyone.

Thank you for your understanding and we can’t see wait to see you soon!

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


Monday - Sunday

10AM - 4PM

* Last entry at 3:30 PM

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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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Wings & Waves Gala | Virtual

Join us virtually to celebrate and support the Butterfly House…

September 24, 2020

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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