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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110
+1 605-334-9466
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Great indoor activity.

We enjoy the Butterfly House, especially in the cooler months. It isn't a place we spend oodles of... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Charmaine H
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South Dakota
Fun for Kids and Families

My rating is average as I have been to the Shed, Monterey, and Underwater World aquariums. For a... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Daniel P
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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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. Experience interactive learning and relaxation with tropical butterflies and marine life. A year round tropical destination! The Butterfly House & Aquarium is a nonprofit organization, funded entirely by admissions, memberships, gift shop sales, and donations. Thank you for visiting and supporting our mission of learning, healing, and celebrating nature's beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We enjoy the Butterfly House, especially in the cooler months. It isn't a place we spend oodles of time, but our children enjoy trying to find different species in the space. I am also interested in attending one of the yoga sessions in the space...More

Thank Charmaine H
Reviewed August 22, 2017

My rating is average as I have been to the Shed, Monterey, and Underwater World aquariums. For a small town, it's not bad. A great opportunity for kids to see, touch, and learn about the fishes and corals of our earth, and also see butterfies.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the aquarium as well as the butterfly house. The one loved touching the sharks and stingrays and the other one loved just being close to the butterflies! The kids talked about it for days, telling everyone where they had gone. The price...More

Thank ClaytonHelmuth
Reviewed August 20, 2017

The beautiful,giant butterflies that fluttered around were breathtaking! A blue and black one landed on my blue t-shirt. Orange ones liked the orange fruit. One of the best experiences on this side of heaven!

Thank 529grace
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I guess I was expecting a bigger space. This was pretty small with basically one roomfilled with fish tanks. The butter fly house was more than I expected however. I just wish the aquarium was larger and had more aquatic animals to view.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Great butterfly house. Many butterflies to see and photograph. There are touch pools in the,aquarium part.A room for learning about butterflies and some of the other species. Nice gift shop

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed August 9, 2017

It's a small quick stop but had some cool stuff... the kids thought the petting area was pretty cool and the butterfly house you don't see that everyday! Prob a 1x stop, nothing really to go back and see soon IMHO.

Thank pnjhaley
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

I moved to Sioux Falls from a big city and I was researching places that were family friendly, this is when I came across the butterfly museum. I take my 9 y/o and my 2 y/o. My two year old had a pretty large jogging...More

Thank Lcall062
Audrey W, Manager at Butterfly House & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience, Lcall062. We strive to provide a special experience with nature's beauty at the Butterfly House & Aquarium. Our butterfly house features free-flying butterflies from tropical rainforests, so the climate is a humid 80-85 degrees...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is a place you might want to only visit once or twice in your lifetime. Too expensive for what you see...More

Thank Colleen D
Audrey W, Manager at Butterfly House & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Colleen. As the only nonprofit family attraction in Sioux Falls that does not receive taxpayer funding from the City of Sioux Falls or the State of South Dakota, our admission fees reflect the cost to operate our specialized aquarium and...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

I have returned twice and still love it. The aquarium is fun but the butterfly garden is wonderful. I love the fact that you can either sit and enjoy or "hunt" with my camera. Butterflies are everywhere so be careful where you step.

Thank Margaret M
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Ramona K
July 12, 2016|
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Yes, senior admission is $9.00, plus an additional $1.00 off for AARP membership.
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ONWSC
May 12, 2015|
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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
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Deidra A
April 29, 2015|
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Adult admission is $8.50, kids are $5.50. Thanks for your interest in visiting!
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