To avoid overcrowding & ensure each guest has an enjoyable visit, we highly recommend booking online in advance to guarantee admittance. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows.

Admission Information

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The aquarium at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fish and corals in 10,000 plus gallons of tropical habitat.
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Butterfly House

Over 800 free-flying butterflies welcome you to their 3,600 square foot home in the Dakota's largest insectarium. Purchase a butterfly feeder at the gift shop and you can have them eating from the palm of your hand.
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Learn about insects, spiders, marine life and conservation with innovative total-immersion exhibits like the Discovery Den, where kids explore the natural world.


Infant (0-2)


Youth (3-17)


Adult (18-59)


Senior (60+)


*Plus 9% sales tax


Monday - Saturday

10AM - 4PM


10AM - 4PM

* 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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Group Visits & Field Trips

Support your classroom studies in the field with an educational tour. Our experienced staff will lead your group around the exhibit, flaunting the flora and fauna that make the Butterfly House & Aquarium unique to the Dakotas. Field trips during the school year are one hour and include a field guide and activity sheets connecting the tour with classroom curriculum.

Exhibit Map

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


Are strollers allowed in the building?

Not yet. When we have a larger space and the proper set-up to park strollers before entry to the butterfly house, we will be able to have strollers. At this time, our limited space and USDA requirements restrict our ability to have strollers in the building.

Will you stay open throughout the expansion?

We will be able to stay open throughout construction. While the new aquarium portion is being built, the Butterfly House will be open while the aquarium exhibits are not available for viewing.

I scheduled a group tour. When should I arrive?

Try to arrive 5 minutes before the start of your tour.

Kids corner

Kid's Corner

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

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.