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We Are All Connected

During the Butterfly House & Aquarium’s closure, we want to continue serving you by inspiring connection, hope, learning, and peace.

Appreciation for nature’s beauty brings us all together.

Let us at the Butterfly House & Aquarium continue to honor that connection
through the hope that a newly emerged butterfly represents and the peace that a gliding jellyfish provides.

We look forward to serving you online in the variety of ways highlighted below.

Your generous purchases, contributions, and social media engagement will allow the Butterfly House & Aquarium to continue caring for our butterflies and marine life now and into the future.

We look forward to serving you during our closure and to welcoming you back in when we reopen.
We are truly grateful for your continuous support!

Plan Your Visit For When We Reopen

All new & renewed memberships will become active when we reopen. Current memberships will be credited the amount of time the facility was closed.

Learn & Relax with the Butterflies & Fish

Bring the learning & stress relief with our butterflies & aquariums into your home with new content daily! Plus, tune in Fridays at 10:00am for a Facebook Live check-in with our animal care team.

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 (3-12)


Adults (13-59)


Senior (60+)


*Plus 9% sales tax


Monday - Saturday

10AM - 5PM


11AM - 5PM

* Last entry 1 hour before close

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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

Join us in 2020 to celebrate and support the Butterfly…

June 25, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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