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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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Very fun exhibit. Took our grandson who is 2/12.

We took our grandson and he loved the underwater view and he could have stayed on day in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan D
Loved it!

Nature photographer's dream, both the aquarium and butterfly house. Very calming atmosphere where... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pierre, South Dakota
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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

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 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank 1952pat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Anonymous A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank kjpb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Butterfly House several times, and enjoy it greatly. The grandchildren and great granddaughter who went with us have tons of fun.

Thank Grammag52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This facility is a fantastic tourism site unlike many that are just a marketing tool for the gift shops. They have small rooms where special programs are provided to teach the visitors things about nature that are very one-on-one. The aquarium was beautiful, especially the...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The butterfly house was terrific. Beautiful array of insects in a variety of bright colors. The acquarium is also splendid. They even let people touch some of the animals, if they do it within their guidelines.

Thank BikerTim165
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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!