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


The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Operations are funded entirely by admissions, memberships, gift shop sales, and donations.  No operational funding is received from the City of Sioux Falls, State of South Dakota, Sertoma Club, or the United Way.

Our mission is learning, healing, and celebrating nature’s beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life.

Your donation helps support our educational and healing programs so we may continue to share nature’s beauty with your family, friends, and community.  Thank you!

Choose from a variety of support options, including:​

Make a Contribution

You can help children learn and heal with nature's beauty by donating to the Butterfly House & Aquarium!
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The Dakota Aquarium Capital Campaign

We are thrilled to announce that we are in the midst of The Dakota Aquarium Capital Campaign:  The Capital Campaign to Build the Aquarium Sioux Falls Has Been Waiting For!
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Butterfly House Renovations

Today, the Butterfly House is in need of renovation.  Now is the time to provide your much-beloved butterfly exhibit – one of only a handful like it in the nation – with the facelift it needs for the plants and animals who call it home, as well as the families like you who learn together with the butterflies throughout the year.
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Memorial Tiles & Benches

Honor a loved one with an Memorial Tile or Bench in the Butterfly House.
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Corporate & Event Sponsorships

Corporate & Event Sponsorship Opportunities
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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors Diamond Level Sapphire Level Ruby Level Emerald Level Spooky Seas Sponsors Ocean Level Gulf Level Sea Level Lake Level River Level Wings & Waves
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Memorial Butterfly Release

We are offering an opportunity to celebrate a loved one who has passed by releasing a newly emerged butterfly in the Butterfly House.
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Amazon Smile

Make the Butterfly House & Aquarium your chosen nonprofit when you shop with Amazon! .5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Butterfly House & Aquarium every time
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Thrivent Choice

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial?  Thrivent Choice gives eligible benefit members the opportunity to recommend how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grand funds.  You can
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Kid's Night Out

July 16, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Third Thursday

July 18, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Sky & Fin Story Time

July 19, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:00am

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