Butterfly House & Aquarium, Sioux Falls

4.3
#3 of 14 in Parks in Sioux Falls
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  • The facility has free parking. Once you have paid your admission fee (full price is $12 with several discounts available), you enter the aquarium through a door next to the cashier..There are floor...  more »
  • My daughter found this in her South Dakota book and wanted to go. It was a really fun time with lots of butterflies. They will land on you and your feeder if you puchased one. Admission was a...  more »
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  • We love this place. I purchased a membership so that I could go again and again. It's peaceful. People mention the price, but the proceeds are what run the place and up keep the animals. Their goal is outreach and conservation, just like the small zoo. If people have great interactions with animals, they are much more likely to be concerned about their welfare-even if we are in landlocked SD and the wild for them are oceans. It's small but worth the experience. Take your time. Enjoy the butterflies. Pet the stingrays.
  • This place is well kept and there is some great information to learn. However, It’s a huge stretch to call this an aquarium. There are maybe six small fish tanks. The touch pool and the string ray tank are neat. I fully understand what they are trying to accomplish here and I think they are doing it but the price is completely outrageous for what you get. You could cut admission in half and have twice the volume of people come through which in the end would lead to larger profits because people love the gift shop. This is the type of place that should really join forces with the local zoo. We have two zoo’s back home and they both have a butterfly house as nice, if not nicer than this one. Overall a fine experience just a bummer for what you pay.

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