Butterfly House & Aquarium, Sioux Falls

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  • Found out about the butterfly house on Trip Advisor. It's not the type of attraction one would associate with a big prairie town but that makes it all the better! Thank you to all the previous reviewe...  more »
  • Nice attraction to visit when the weather is bad outside and looking for something to do. Good and educational for all right down to toddlers. The aquarium portion was interesting and the hands on was...  more »
  • Who knew that we would find such a cool and unusual spot in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The aquarium is very hands on and kid friendly with helpful staff to teach you things about aquatic life. One of ...  more »
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  • Really great place to bring your kids. The lady we had today at the animal touch tank was awesome. Very friendly and did an excellent job describing the different animals to people and wasn't afraid to step away from the tank when it wasn't busy to talk about the animals in the different tanks. She was really great with the kids as well. On the flip side I wished the two ladies at the Sting Ray and Shark petting tank showed a little more interest in their job as they mostly talked to each other and didn't really give much information on the animals in the tank unless specifically asked. They also seemed fairly unsure about some questions as well. The butterfly house was really nice. They had a really nice looking set up inside as well as handy cards to tell you what each butterfly was. The place overall was clean and family friendly.
  • It's small, and way too expensive for it's size. They have only six fish tanks, and most of them have all the same type of fish. They also have a lot of blue tangs, which are a wild-caught species that don't breed in captivity. The two touch tanks are nice for kids, but the stingray tank is way too deep for a small child to be able to reach them. They also advertised "sharks" but they only had two small dogfish, that doesn't count as sharks in my book. The butterfly garden is small but it has many species, it was a lot better than the aquarium. If you have kids it might be a nice way to kill an hour, but in my opinion you aren't missing much.
  • Fun for the family. Able to touch sea creatures, see butterflies, and talk to a knowledgeable staff.
  • My youngest daughter and granddaughter Brought me here for my 50th Birthday, everything was Awesome! I LOVED THE BUTTERFLYS the best! Staff was very nice as well I WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON N definitely SPEND MORE TIME HERE SO PEACEFUL!! Thank you Autumn n Ava 💕
  • My son and I had a great time and there is plenty of stuff to see here. We spent a couple of hours just to see everything they had in the building. The volunteers are all so nice as well.

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