Animals & Exhibits

Brilliant butterflies. Exotic sea creatures. A year-round tropical environment. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world in the Butterfly House & Aquarium. Discover animal and plant life from every corner of the globe as you kick back, relax and enjoy this lush rainforest in the center of Sioux Falls.

Admissions & Hours

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Butterfly House

Over 800 free-flying butterflies welcome you to their 3,600 square foot home in the Dakotas' only insectarium.

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Aquarium

The Aquarium Gallery at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fish and corals in over 10,000 gallons of marine habitat.

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Stingray Habitat

Come visit our Stingray Habitat that is home to Cownose Rays and a Southern Stingray!

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Pacific Tide Pool

Chill out in the Pacific Tide Pool with some of our slow-moving creatures — sea stars, sea urchins, and sea anemones. Dwelling in the shallow waters of tidal pools, these creatures are found from southern California all the way to Alaska.
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Discovery Den

Kids and parents alike love the interactive exhibits in the Discovery Den.

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Explore the aquarium and butterfly house as you learn about ocean conservation in this unique destination for family entertainment.

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited visits for a full year with your membership! We offer build-your-own memberships to help you make the most of your local tropical oasis.