Join Us Above, Below, & Beyond!
Embark on an unforgettable adventure where you'll discover the wonder of tropical butterflies and the mesmerizing world of marine aquariums! We welcome you to the only butterfly house and public saltwater aquarium in the Dakotas!
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the vital building blocks of sea, sky, and land.
The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a USDA APHIS regulated facility.
These regulations keep the butterflies and marine animals safe.
Learn what you should know before your visit.
Pacific Tide Pool schedule:
Wednesday-Sunday 10am-noon and 1-3pm.
The Tide Pool will be open to touching as staffing allows.
The Stingray Habitat is now closed. Learn more about the changes.
Tidal Touch Pool Renovation
Beginning Monday, September 25, our Tidal Touch Pool Exhibit will be closed as we reimagine and renovate the exhibit into an enhanced experience for our guests.
During this period, our two mobile touch pool exhibits will be on display and will house animals from the Tidal Touch Pool as well as some future touch exhibit residents.
These experiences will be open to touching as staffing allows.
In order to maintain our high standard of animal welfare, the mobile touch pools will be open on a rotating schedule to allow the animals time to rest and to avoid transferring water between exhibits.
The new Tidal Touch Pool Exhibit will be open once renovations are complete.
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date!
*Plus 9% sales tax
Sunday - Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM
* Last entry at 3:30 PM
Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
See More Information
Conserve. Educate. Inspire.
Unleash your imagination and step into a magical world at the Butterfly House & Aquarium, a nonprofit organization and the only public saltwater aquarium in the Dakotas. Here, you'll discover the wonder and beauty of nature through interactive exhibits and exotic animals that will amaze and delight visitors of all ages.
Not only will you have an unforgettable experience, but your admission fees and donations also play a vital role in our mission of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards, making a positive impact on the world. Come and join us on this exciting journey of discovery and inspiration!
Let's Get Tropical
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and immerse yourself in a world of wonder as you stroll through a lush rainforest environment and dive deep into the depths of the sea to discover the fascinating world of marine life, all at the only butterfly house and aquarium within hundreds of miles!