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Butterfly Conservatory Volunteer

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Butterfly House & Aquarium

  • 45 people are interested
Blue Morpho

While enjoying a tropical oasis in a relaxing atmosphere, you'll welcome visitors, answer questions, and assist guests in making sure the butterflies don't escape. Volunteers are encouraged to develop their butterfly knowledge and species identification skills as they spend time in a truly remarkable environment. During a typical volunteer shift, you might offer techniques for the best way to get a butterfly to land on a guest, gently remind visitors how fragile these flying creatures are, share about butterfly life cycles and help guests exit without any butterflies.

No previous experience required, just bring an enthusiasm for learning and sharing about tropical butterflies! This is a year-round opportunity and requires volunteers to commit to 2 shifts per month for the duration of their volunteering. This volunteer position does not include any feeding, cleaning or care of animals.

In light of COVID-19 the Butterfly House and Aquarium requires ALL staff and volunteers to wear a face covering during the duration of their shift. For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests, ALL guests* are required to wear a face covering upon entrance to the facility. There are also several hand sanitizing stations at the entrance to each exhibit and heightened cleaning procedures throughout the day.

*Guests under the age of 2 must not wear a face covering. Guests between the ages of 2-6 are encouraged to wear a face covering. Please inquire with the Butterfly House and Aquarium Staff with further questions.

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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About Butterfly House & Aquarium


4320 S. Oxbow Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57106, US

Mission Statement

The Butterfly House & Aquarium's mission is to learn, heal, and celebrate nature's beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life!


Our butterfly conservatory is home to more than 800 tropical butterflies from around the world! Along with amazing plant life, there is a relaxing waterfall and koi pond. Not to mention, an emergence window where you can watch brand-new adult butterflies emerge from their chrysalis! We also offer the Cove area; which, houses over 20,000 gallons of salt-water aquariums and over 200 aquatic animal species. Along with the largest collection of living corals in the midwest, two interactive touch pools, and a 360 degree pop-up dome aquarium! Our facility offers many amazing sites from Above, Below, and Beyond!

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


4320 S. Oxbow Ave.Sioux Falls, SD 57106



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Therapy
  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10:00am-1:00pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm. 3 shifts per month (minimum) preferred.
  • Must have a positive, friendly attitude & ability to use good judgment in determining animal safety

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