Discovery Den

For the young and young at heart.

Admission & Hours

Welcome to the Discovery Den

A fun atmosphere designed for exploration and learning is what you’ll find at the Discovery Den, where parents and children examine nature’s wonders through interactive exhibits, activities and educational displays.

Main Attractions

The Discovery Den's three main attractions are the Moon Jellyfish Life Cycle viewing area, the interactive Butterfly Life Cycle, and our newest exhibit, South Dakota Seas. This display also features an 18-foot, life-size Archelon replica, an extinct species of giant sea turtle discovered in South Dakota.

The Discovery Den is sponsored by First Bank and Trust, Kate Florio and Larry Burris, Family & Friends of Violet Hansen and The David B. Jones Foundation.

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Kid's Corner

Your little learner can explore before they ever get to the exhibit with educational videos, coloring sheets and more.
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Aquarium

The Aquarium at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fishes and corals in over 20,000 gallons of aquariums.
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Butterfly House

The Butterfly House is home to over 800 tropical butterflies from all around the world.