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!
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.
Pacific Tide Pool schedule: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-noon and 1-3pm.
The Tide Pool will be open to touching as staffing allows.
The Pacific Tide Pool will be closed to touching during field trips to minimize animal stress.
The Stingray Habitat is now closed. Learn more about the changes.
It is field trip season! Please be aware that school groups
will likely be in the facility when you visit us Monday-Friday.
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.
*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.