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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The Aquarium at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fish and corals in 20,000 plus gallons of tropical habitat.

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Stingray Habitat

Come visit our Stingray Habitat that is home to 3 Cownose Stingrays and a Southern Stingray!

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Pacific Tide Pool

Chill out in the Pacific Tide Pool with our laziest 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.


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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Events & Programs

Schedule your next event or join us for educational classes and events throughout the year!

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Exhibit Map

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 a variety of affordable membership options for individuals, couples, families and grandparents to help you make the most of your local tropical oasis.