Spencer and Sophie watch Bell the Jellyfish Discover the Marine Cove Learn with Nature Explore the Butterfly House Nature Heals
Spencer and Sophie watch Bell the Jellyfish Discover the Marine Cove Learn with Nature Explore the Butterfly House Nature Heals

Education & Healing 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 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!

School Field Trips

The Butterfly House & Aquarium offers many educational opportunities for all ages and types of groups. Learn about insects, spiders, marine life and conservation with tropical butterflies and ocean animals!
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Group Reservations

A group visit to the Butterfly House & Aquarium in an amazing opportunity for guests to get engage with some of nature’s most incredible animals.
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Campers enjoy a year-round tropical oasis, with amazing sights and smiles around every corner!
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Kid-Venture Classes

Designed with our younger 'pupa' in mind! We are offering various age-appropriate topics that are sure to get your little one excited about nature and learning!
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Learn More About Butterflies

Learn more about the butterfly life cycle and the butterflies living in the Butterfly House.
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Learn More About Marine Life

Learn more about the life cycles of the animals living in the Marine Cove.
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Sky & Fin Kid's Page

Sky and Fin love to teach kids about their home at the Butterfly House & Aquarium! In order to view and print our educational coloring pages, you will need to have Adobe
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Yoga & Tai Chi

If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Yoga or Tai Chi (TIE-CHEE) with the butterflies. Graceful forms of exercise, both are used for stress reduction and a variety of health conditions.
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Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

Join us for sound healing sessions with the butterflies and aquariums! The alchemy crystal bowls can provide gentle balancing for all levels of your well-being.
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Tibetan Singing Bowls

Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation in the Butterfly House will help you relax with nature's beauty. Tibetan singing bowls are a form of harmonic sound therapy. 
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UnderSea TV

We share the ocean with Avera’s patients through underwater cameras that send footage of the Marine Cove’s aquariums to the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.
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Arts Oasis

Our Arts Oasis programs combine the health benefits of creating art and time with nature.
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Upcoming Events All Events »

Kid-Venture Red in the Rainforest

February 22, 2017 | 10:00am

Kid-Venture Get a Grip!

February 22, 2017 | 11:30am

Tai Chi

February 25 at 9:00am