Butterfly House And Marine Cove161 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 4320 Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6053349466
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids, Souvenir Shop
With a tropical ambience that is home to 800 butterflies, Butterfly House & Marine Cove is the perfect addition to your itinerary if you love animals. The place is the only saltwater aquarium in the state.
The Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, Coral reefs, Pacific Tide Pool and the Conservation corner offer a rare experience as you see the creatures up close while the ‘Fins and Flutter Gift Shop’ is perfect to end the visit with a few souvenirs.
Entrance Ticket Details For Butterfly House And Marine Cove
- Infant (0-2): Free
- Youth (3-12): USD 7.00
- Adult (13-59): USD 10.00
- Senior (60+): USD 9.00
Butterfly House And Marine Cove Hours
- Last admission is at 4.00 pm.
How to Reach Butterfly House And Marine Cove
- By Bus: 49th/Oxbox NE corner
- By Taxi
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29.93% of people who visit Sioux Falls include Butterfly House And Marine Cove in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.74% of people start their Butterfly House And Marine Cove visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Butterfly House And Marine Cove
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Butterfly House And Marine Cove
Butterfly House And Marine Cove Reviews & Ratings
This place was better than I thought it would be. You can touch starfish, sea cucumbers & urchins. There are 3 different aquariums of jellyfish which are cool to see. They have an aquarium where kids can go under and end up with a peek out spot inside the aquarium. There are a ton of butterflies and the gardens are beautiful. All the staff were very friendly and informative. My only complaint is that it is hot in the butterfly area.
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.
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 get a butterfly on the flower my daughter could then hold. All the staff/volunteers here were super nice and helpful. Really nice little stop.
We had so much fun here. They have a couple of touch ponds that allow you to get up close with some of the sea life. The aquarium is well maintained. The butterfly garden is so cool. *pay the extra for a nectar flower butterfly feeder. Makes for an upclose experience. Watch for turtles too!