Fish family in exhibit swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower
Fish family in exhibit swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower

Our Team

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the only public salt water aquarium in the Dakotas and one of only a few butterfly houses that are open year round. We opened our doors in December of 2002 as a Butterfly House. In 2011 we added aquariums and have doubled our annual attendance and continue to grow every year!

Your admissions and donations help support our mission of learning, healing, and celebrating nature’s beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life.

Open Year Round!

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm • Sun 11am-5pm

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Have you heard about The Dakota Aquarium Capital Campaign?  Click here to learn more!

Employment & Internships

Audrey

Chief Executive Officer

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Jen

Education Director

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Abbie

Operations Director

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Lindsey

Development Director

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Zach

Aquarium Curator

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Becca

Senior Biologist

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Ashley

Volunteer Coordinator

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Clint Brown, Alluvio
Ben Dold, Midco
Sean Ervin, TSP
Jason Herrboldt, First Bank & Trust
Andrea Miller, Journey Construction
Laura Mitchell, Lawrence & Schiller
David O'Hara, Augustana University
Gary Popkes, Frontier Bank
Anita Wetsch, Lloyd Companies
Michael Zuercher

Upcoming Events All Events »

Sky & Fin Story Time

February 22, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:00am

Crystal Bowls

February 22, 2019 | 5:15pm - 6:00pm

Kid-Venture (3-5 years)

February 23, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am

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