Wings & Waves Gala 2021

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September 23, 2021 5:30 PM

The 2021 Wings & Waves Gala will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown on Thursday, September 23rd!

The Wings & Waves Gala is an evening to celebrate the success of the Butterfly House & Aquarium and the community that has helped create opportunities for the education and inspiration of the next generation of environmental stewards.

Funds raised at the event will be used towards:
• the new expansion and development of the Dakota Aquarium & Butterfly House
• the new cooling system for the butterfly conservatory
• educational outreach through our Ocean in Motion traveling aquarium

The Wings & Waves Gala provides an opportunity to connect and network with business leaders, influential community members, plus staff and volunteers of The Butterfly House & Aquarium. The evening will feature dinner, desserts, opportunities to bid on unique auction items, and a chance to engage with exhibits from the Butterfly House & Aquarium.

The schedule of events that evening at the gala will be as follows:

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Guest Check-in + Social + Silent Auction
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Dinner
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Program + Live Auction + Closing
  • 8:00 PM | Auction Check Out

We hope that you will join us for a great evening!

*Semi-Formal attire requested

Our 2021 Wings & Waves Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!
These generous businesses make the Wings & Waves Gala possible. Sponsorships fund the Butterfly House & Aquarium's unique year-round educational programming and experiences.

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Presenting Sponsor

Mobile Bidding Sponsor

Make Waves Sponsor

Let Them Learn Sponsor

Corporate Partners

Friends of the Butterfly House & Aquarium

Learn more

Contact audrey@sdaquarium.org to learn more about Wings & Waves Gala Sponsorship opportunities.