Butterfly House Renovations Kid-Venture Class Wings & Waves Gala Fish family in exhibit swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower
Butterfly House Renovations Kid-Venture Class Wings & Waves Gala Fish family in exhibit 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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Butterfly House Renovations

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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!

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Automatic Monthly Donation Plan

We are pleased to offer you a new service—the Automatic Monthly Donation Plan. Now you can have your donation deducted automatically from your checking or savings account.
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Butterfly House Sponsorship

Invest in the Butterfly House's specialized operations to support one of only a handful of independent, year round butterfly houses in the country!
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Cove Sponsorships

Support the only opportunity in the state to experience interactive learning with marine life, including the Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, Tide Pool, Pop-Up Dome Coral Reef, and more.
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Aquatic Adoption

It takes a lot to care for ocean animals in landlocked South Dakota! Adopt an animal in the Marine Cove to help fund the costs of its special ocean diet, vitamins, and aquarium home.
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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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December 13, 2018 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Butterfly House Adult Flashlight Tour

December 14, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm