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

Education Opportunities

The Butterfly House & Aquarium has an array of learning and healing opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Learn about insects, spiders, marine life, and conservation here in our unique setting, where you are immersed in the experience!  Bring your daycare, classroom, scout group, or service club to experience an interactive ocean and rainforest education.

Our beautiful aquariums and butterflies also create the perfect environment for healing. Research shows that viewing peaceful nature scenes helps reduce blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and stress while improving mood and speeding recovery time.

Come learn and heal with our tropical butterflies and marine life!

Ocean in Motion

We offer unique hands-on educational experiences that leave people talking!
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After-Hours Experiences

Ever wonder if fish or butterflies sleep? Guided by staff members, guests use flashlights to explore the Butterfly House & Aquarium after dark!
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Educational Videos

Looking for more information about the animals that you will meet at the Butterfly House & Aquarium? Click on the educational video you want to watch below and learn with Sky and Fin!
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Conservation Partnerships

Our partnerships with organizations around the world aid in the conservation of butterfly habitats and coral reef ecosystems.
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The Butterfly House & Aquarium is home to South Dakota’s only saltwater aquarium and tropical butterfly conservatory.
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Request a School Field Trip Reservation!

Thank you for your interest in bringing your students on a field trip to Butterfly House & Aquarium. We bring students together with some of nature’s most incredible animals.
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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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