Admission & Hours

Experience the ocean and rainforest in land-locked South Dakota.

Admission

Infant (0-2)

Free

Youth (3-17)

$9

Adult (18-59)

$12

Senior (60+)

$11

*Plus 9% sales tax

Hours

Monday-Sunday

10 AM - 4 PM

*Last entry at 3:30, building clears at 4:00

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day

LS BHA Shoot 9 19 0104

Things to Know Before You Arrive...

In accordance with federal USDA regulations, the following rules are in place for the safety of our animals:

  • No strollers
  • No outerwear, including hooded sweatshirts, jackets, and cardigans
  • No hats
  • No food, snacks, gum, or drinks
  • No sippy cups, bottles, or closed containers, except for water
  • No large purses, backpacks, diaper bags, or baby carriers
  • Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult for entry into the facility

Additional Information

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, only working trained service animals are permitted within the facility. Pets, exotic species, therapy animals, and emotional-support animals are not permitted. Due to the lack of physical barriers between collection animals and service animals, trained service animals are restricted from the Butterfly Conservatory.

To meet USDA APHIS requirements for the safety of our animals, no strollers are allowed within the facility.*
*We are happy to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs required to meet medical needs.

Children under 13 years old must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Aquarium for All Admissions

Thanks to a partnership with Marsh McLennan Agency, discounted admission is available for qualifying families.

Let's Get in Touch

Have questions? Let our Guest Experience team help! Call 605-334-9466

FAQs

Why are the facility rules in place?

The Butterfly House & Aquarium holds a USDA APHIS permit to display exotic butterflies in our Conservatory. Because these butterflies are non-native, the Butterfly House & Aquarium undergoes rigorous inspections to maintain the permit. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) protects the health of US agriculture and natural resources against invasive species. All of our rules are determined by the USDA and help ensure the non-native butterflies do not escape the Butterfly House & Aquarium facility.

Will you stay open throughout the expansion?

We will be able to stay open throughout construction. Construction dates are yet to be determined, so stay tuned for updates!

I scheduled a group tour. When should I arrive?

Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your tour.

What rules should I know before visiting?

In accordance with federal USDA regulations, the following rules are in place for the safety of our animals:

  • No strollers
  • No outerwear, including hooded sweatshirts, jackets, and cardigans
  • No hats
  • No food, snacks, gum, or drinks
  • No sippy cups, bottles, or closed containers, except for water
  • No large purses, backpacks, diaper bags, or baby carriers
  • Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult for entry into the facility
Can I bring my dog into the facility?
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, only trained service animals are permitted within the facility. Pets, exotic species, therapy animals, and emotional-support animals are not permitted. Due to the lack of physical barriers between collection animals and service animals, trained service animals are restricted from the Butterfly Conservatory.