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“Calm and beautiful place... great for kids too”

Butterfly House & Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 71 things to do in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 19, 2013

My wife joined me for a business trip last summer and she took the boys there when I went to work. I came in and joined them for an hour before it closed and loved the variety of butterflies. Well manicured and beautiful, a little warm indoors. They land right on you!

Thank Raj D
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a great place to bring your kids. It is wonderful to watch all the different butterflies and learn about all them. We have been back several times

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Magical, with all the beautifully colored butterflies flying around. And the beautiful flowers! It's in a lovely park area..easy to reach, beautiful surroundings. Easy parking and just perfect in every way.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I can't wait to go again however, it is a bit spendy. It's great to try it out and then have the kids play at the park right there. It was very lovely and I plan on doing it again this next year.

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Perfect activity for visiting Sioux Falls in the winter!! Aquarium and Butterfly house encourages interaction with fish and butterflies. Kids were given a fun scavanger hunt to do in the aquarium (my kids ages 4 - 12 loved this!). You can pet a sting ray, a starfish, and even little sharks. Butterfly room was beautiful and you are encouraged to wander about, take photos, and if butterflies land on you, take them for a walk! There's even a coccoon cabinet (Daughter and Grandma had the experience of seeing a butterfly emerge from it's coccoon). Staff were very friendly and educational. A Definite MUST SEE!

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