Programs & Events

Discover everything Butterfly House & Aquarium has to offer including outreach programs, events, summer camps, and so much more!


Aquarium for All

Thanks to our generous sponsors at Marsh & McLennan Agency, Midco, Xcel Energy, Sammons Financial, Seeds for Success Foundation, and Jason and Heather Ahrendt, we are pleased to provide reduced admission for families that qualify.
Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your explorer's next birthday party at the Butterfly House & Aquarium as our Discovery Den transforms into your own private party space!
Bug Bus

Bug Bus

We bring butterflies and bugs to you!

Experience your favorite butterflies, insects, and invertebrates like never before with the Bug Bus! With our mobile butterfly display as the centerpiece, get up close and personal with a selection of invertebrates from around the world.
Summer Camp

Summer Camps

Explore oceans, insects, and the natural world with our summer camps!
Girls Scouts

Girl Scout Badge Programs

Earn a badge at the Butterfly House & Aquarium or Great Plains Zoo! Badge programs are two and a half hours long and include the badge!


Work side-by-side with animal care professionals and gain hands-on experience in the world of animal husbandry!
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Ocean in Motion

Our mobile ocean touch tanks and mobile butterfly exhibit are perfect for classrooms, fairs, festivals, and more.
Proposals Weddings

Proposals & Weddings

Get in touch with us to help make that unforgettable day even more memorable!


Check out our full list of events at Butterfly House & Aquarium and Great Plains Zoo!

Featured Events

Senior Discount Day

Guests aged 60 and above enjoy reduced admission of $9…

March 13, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Join us at the Zoo for plenty of egg-themed facts…

March 30, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Party for the Planet

We're cleaning up the Big Sioux River, in conjunction with…

April 20, 2024

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Spring Fling

Come spread your wings and dive into an evening of…

April 26, 2024

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