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We Are Open!

We highly recommend booking online in advance to guarantee admittance.

Walk-ins will be admitted 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 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 are truly grateful for your continued support during these difficult times.
We ask that our guests partner with us to make the new 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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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 | Virtual

Join us virtually to celebrate and support the Butterfly House…

September 24, 2020

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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