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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Not just Butterflies!

The Butterfly House also has a variety of sea life from "growing" jellyfish to baby sea horses and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Evie R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Nice to visit

We stopped here for about an hour. There’s about 5/6 large tanks with pretty fish and a stingray... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Evie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank RoadyMcRoadTrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank R5238KCsilviam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank carrieejohnson
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Thank JulieViborgUSA
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Love coming here all year round! During the winter months sitting here in the sun chases the winter blues away!

Thank 534belindan
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Loved It ! Loved the Touching Station of the Coral Fish. I got to Touch StingRay. Very Beautiful. The Butterfly House ,is AWESOME. A Butterfly , landed on me. How COOL is That. I would recommand to go the Butterfly House and Aquarium.

Thank pheasantwife
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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 22 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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

Thank 1952pat
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Ramona K
12 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.
12 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
29 April 2015|
Response from Audrey W | Property representative |
Adult admission is $8.50, kids are $5.50. Thanks for your interest in visiting!