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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great for kids

Helpful and knowledgeable staff/volunteers. Our almost 2 year old loved it. I hear it's getting a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stornow14
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
via mobile
Great aquarium experience!!

What a GREAT aquarium experience, and who would've thought it would've been in Arizona. We only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Molly D
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Sioux Falls, 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, Stingray Touch Pool, and Pacific Tide Pool. Experience...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110
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+1 605-334-9466
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff/volunteers. Our almost 2 year old loved it. I hear it's getting a big upgrade soon!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stornow14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a GREAT aquarium experience, and who would've thought it would've been in Arizona. We only went for the aquarium experience & added the dolphins. It was so fun and relaxing. You can spend plenty of time there at a great price, especially if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Molly D
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Brought family to see butterflies. Very nice. Lots of butterflies fluttering about. Cool fish tanks. People friendly. Touch tank, and sting ray tank. Nice gift shop, too. They have memberships, which is a nice deal for returning. We enjoyed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidwX6807UM
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

My boys really enjoy visiting here. Touching the sting rays and sharks are a favorite. They always like to go see the blue frogs and all the colorful fish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaDonna F
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent hours here. The marine life was so cool to see, some of the tanks were interactive as well. I have never been so relaxed. The butterfly house was like stepping into a secret garden. It was so peaceful, quiet and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShanessaxD
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The Butterfly House also has a variety of sea life from "growing" jellyfish to baby sea horses and lots in between. Research being done in the tanks is very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Evie R
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for about an hour. There’s about 5/6 large tanks with pretty fish and a stingray you can touch. The butterfly house was a hit with out 5 year old. The volunteer in the butterfly house was just lovely and assisted us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RoadyMcRoadTrip
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting the butterfly house is a peaceful and delightful experience. You are surrounded by thriving tropical plants, sounds of a babbling artificial creek and over 800 free flying butterflies. There is also a small aquarium with hands on educational exhibits geared towards children. We spent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R5238KCsilviam
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

My 1 year old niece enjoyed seeing all of the countless different unique butterflies, birds, marine life and reptiles. She had a great time! All smiles and laughs the whole time. We loved being able to "pet" the sting rays and see them up close...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank carrieejohnson
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.
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ONWSC
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
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Deidra A
30 April 2015|
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Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Adult admission is $8.50, kids are $5.50. Thanks for your interest in visiting!
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