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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for younger kids.

We took our grandson to the Butterfly House and aquarium in Sioux Falls South Dakota and he liked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Very small aquarium, but worth a visit.

We stopped here on our way back from Mount Rushmore. It was another good place to stretch our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 yesterday via mobile

We took our grandson to the Butterfly House and aquarium in Sioux Falls South Dakota and he liked it plus you get to touch marine animals in a couple of tanks. The Butterfly House is also really a cool place as there are exotic butterflies...More

Thank Sodakfisher
Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium and butterfly house are very nice. The volunteers were helpful and friendly. The exhibits were well kept and interesting. It is a very small aquarium, think large living room size with a couple of other rooms with exhibits. The butterfly house is nice...More

Thank fargonative
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back from Mount Rushmore. It was another good place to stretch our legs. The aquarium part isn't very large. But it is pretty. The kids even got an opportunity to touch starfish and a couple other things. Their favorite...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy day in Sioux Falls. It is not a very big place. Aquarium is small, butterfly house is very cool. Gift shop attached. Younger ages would enjoy but it’s not a place you can spend a lot of time at....More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Butterfly House and Aquarium in Sioux Falls. It was a cool, blustery March day when we visited, but on the inside it was warm and humid. The volunteers were excellent. They provided insight into the butterfly program. The house orders the...More

Thank jotoolmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been wanting to go to a butterfly garden for a while and going here was a great first experience! The aquarium adds to the experience as well and my children especially enjoyed the sting ray touch pool.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop added on to our trip, doesn’t take up too much time. The butterflies are beautiful! The stingrays were my kids favorite part.

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time. Rick, a volunteer really gave us so much information and my kids were so enjoying everything he said. The tanks are fantastic and the butterfly garden was so so much fun. We were wearing bright colors so the butterflies...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We went with two small kids and everyone had a great time! Friendly knowledgeable staff! So many beautiful butterflies and the aquarium is really cool! My daughter's loved the sting rays!

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

If you're looking for something indoors to do, this is the perfect place. It's a great way to spend 1-1.5 hours. My fiancé and I enjoyed the butterfly house and trying to identify the various butterflies there.

2  Thank Erin D
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Ramona K
13 July 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.
13 May 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
30 April 2015|
Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Adult admission is $8.50, kids are $5.50. Thanks for your interest in visiting!