Junior Aquarist & Junior Biologist Camps Fish family in exhibit Kid-Venture Class swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower Corporate & Event Sponsorships Flower with dew drops on it
Junior Aquarist & Junior Biologist Camps Fish family in exhibit Kid-Venture Class swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower Corporate & Event Sponsorships Flower with dew drops on it

Junior Aquarist & Junior Biologist Camps

Enjoy up-close animal encounters, play games, eat a fun snack, make crafts and tour the Butterfly House & Aquarium.
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Discover the Marine Cove

Hundreds of marine animals, including coral reefs, anemones, tropical fishes, and more in over 10,000 gallons of aquariums.
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Kid-Venture Class

Want to spend some quality time with your little one while learning about the natural world around us? Kid-Venture classes dive into the sights, sounds, textures, and colors of the deep, blue sea and tropical rainforest! Your youngster will get a chance to explore animals and habitats not usually found in South Dakota. With topics from tide pools to the tropics, these classes are a great way to get your youngster excited about learning!
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Learn with Nature

Experience interactive learning with tropical butterflies, sea stars, sea urchins, sharks, and stingrays!
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Explore the Butterfly House

Over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in a year-round tropical environment!
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Corporate & Event Sponsorships

All fundraising activities will go towards the implementation & ongoing support of the Ocean in Motion, Education, and Healing programs, and our butterfly & aquarium care.
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Nature Heals

Our peaceful aquariums and butterflies create the perfect environment for healing and relaxing with nature's beauty.
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Field Trips

May 9 at 10:00am - Jun 8, 2018 2:00pm

Field Trips

May 10 at 10:00am - Jun 9, 2018 2:00pm

Field Trips

May 11 at 10:00am - Jun 10, 2018 2:00pm

Learning, healing, & celebrating nature’s beauty with tropical butterflies & marine life.

During May we will have Field Trips in the building from 10a - 2p Monday through Friday. The Stingray Touch Pool will not be open for touching during those time. 

Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View hundreds of vibrant marine fishes and corals in more than 20,000 gallons of aquariums, including the Pop-Up Dome Aquarium, Jellyfish, Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, and Pacific Tide Pool. Experience interactive learning and relaxation with tropical butterflies and marine life! 

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