Along with getting to experience interacting with starfish, sea cucumbers, urchins and other cold-water creatures, you will be interacting with guests, answering questions, and ensuring the safety of the animals. This is a great environment to learn about ocean animals and use your communication skills with guests from all around the world! During a typical shift, you might show a guest how a sea urchin will grab hold of your finger, encourage them to touch a squishy sea cucumber or share how some types of sea anemones can live to be 150 years old!
No previous experience required, just bring an enthusiasm for learning & sharing about ocean animals! This is a year-round opportunity and requires volunteers to commit to 4 hours per month for the duration of their volunteering. This volunteer position does not include any feeding, cleaning or care of animals.
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.
4320 S. Oxbow Ave.Sioux Falls, SD57106
July 18, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 14
Orientation or Training
2 - 21/2 hour shifts
Must have a positive, friendly attitude & ability to use good judgment in determining animal safety.