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Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Address: 4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110 (Formerly Butterfly House & Marine Cove)
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+1 605-334-9466
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the...

Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory.

View hundreds of vibrant marine fishes and corals in over 10,000 gallons of 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!

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Best butterfly house I've been too

This is my favorite butterfly House! Several different species, I could sit in there for hours! The aquarium was a neat addition! We never get tired of going. Great fun for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Becky B
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite butterfly House! Several different species, I could sit in there for hours! The aquarium was a neat addition! We never get tired of going. Great fun for families of all ages!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place for a quiet couple of hours. The staff is informative and helpful. It's not a huge place, but serene and great to sit and watch the surroundings.

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1 Thank Donna P
Melbourne, Florida
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is on the outskirts of Sioux Falls. While the aquarium is limited, the butterfly house is the best we have ever seen. It was a bit crowded with children on class trips, but most were very well-behaved. I realize there are a lot of photos but I couldn't pick a favorite few.

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1 Thank webdarter
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good time at this site. The only downside was that we were not able to pet the rays due to maintenance. Cloudy water in a few of the tanks made pictures hard to take. The butterfly house was amazing! Knowledgeable staff talked about the different butterflies as we passed through (not on a tour or anything, just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really excited for this attraction and had an excellent time here! The butterfly portion was my favorite although they do have an area where you can pet a stingray and a small shark and also a reptile room. The butterfly room is hot and humid so be prepared, as that is their natural habitat. In addition to hundreds... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been to a butterfly house so it was very interesting. The aquarium was small but would educate and be fun for children.

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1 Thank pedeedog
Spearfish, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Friendly, inviting surreal environment of coastal water creatures and tropical butterfly environment.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The aquarium is a great place for children. They all enjoyed being able to touch the rays and the sharks. The butterfly house was a hit once the children realized it was fun to have a butterfly sit on you! We took many great memory pictures while there

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1 Thank MP2107
Norfolk, Nebraska
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped here because he hadn't been here since he was a kid and I'd never been. It was so cool to walk around and see little quails and all the butterflies flying freely. He even had one land on his sweatshirt hood and we didn't think it'd ever leave! It's something we still laugh about.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is the best butterfly house we have been to. The Butterfly house is full of beautiful butterflies and some quail. The staff there are knowledgeable and friendly. Our kids loved it. (And we did too!) There's many beautiful plants also. The aquarium was small, but the kids loved it anyway. They got to touch different sea animals, including sting... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie P

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