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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We've always meant to stop and see the butterfly house so we finally did it! Such beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Viborg Usa

Love coming here all year round! During the winter months sitting here in the sun chases the winter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View vibrant marine fishes, jellyfish, and corals in ten aquariums, including the Pop-Up Dome Aquarium, Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, and Pacific Tide Pool...more
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4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110
+1 605-334-9466
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always meant to stop and see the butterfly house so we finally did it! Such beautiful butterflies!

Thank JulieViborgUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here all year round! During the winter months sitting here in the sun chases the winter blues away!

Thank 534belindan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved It ! Loved the Touching Station of the Coral Fish. I got to Touch StingRay. Very Beautiful. The Butterfly House ,is AWESOME. A Butterfly , landed on me. How COOL is That. I would recommand to go the Butterfly House and Aquarium.

Thank pheasantwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandson and he loved the underwater view and he could have stayed on day in the butterfly house. He loved the turtles and the butterflies landing nearly on him. Is a fun visit especially for younger children.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nature photographer's dream, both the aquarium and butterfly house. Very calming atmosphere where the butterflies fly about and the waterfall is very soothing. Lots of unique flowers and plants, it's about as close to a conservatory as you can get without driving hundreds of miles....More

Thank sullybuttesjunkie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family loved every minute of it!! It is a wonderful place to take kid!!! The Butterfly house was amazing!

Thank 1952pat
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Kids liked the touch tanks. The other side was a botanical garden with various types of butterflies.

Thank Anonymous A
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The aquarium section is small but there were many different kinds of fish and coral. Rick (volunteer) very knowledgeable. The butterfly area was also small but there were many different kinds everywhere we looked. We saw many butterflies up close, more so than at other...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I took my grandson to the butterfly house. It was expensive and there wasn't much to see. You can see everything in about 20 minutes. I was disappointed and little bit poorer.

Thank 313vickiek
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We are blessed to have a shark and stingray petting area in a city the size of Sioux Falls! The other aquariums are pretty too with about a dozen exhibits altogether. They have another petting area for sea creatures that don't move as much. The...More

Thank Brandon B
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Ramona K
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Yes, senior admission is $9.00, plus an additional $1.00 off for AARP membership.
May 12, 2015|
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Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest, ONWSC, and thanks for your help replying, aliepora22. It sounds like, based on your itinerary, you will be arriving after our business hours (closing at 5pm on Friday). We will open at 10am... More
Deidra A
April 29, 2015|
Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Adult admission is $8.50, kids are $5.50. Thanks for your interest in visiting!