Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Butterfly House & Marine Cove promotes the preservation and education of butterflies and marine life. The Butterfly House & Marine Cove also promotes the healing benefits that can happen when you immerse yourself within nature.

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Since the Butterfly House & Marine Cove was founded, they have promoted the wellness and education of butterflies and marine life. Aside from displaying various animals, the Butterfly House & Marine Cove actively encourages and supports research that has shown the positive healing effects of viewing nature. According to the Butterfly House & Marine Cove, as well as research, nature can help regulate your body in various ways such as, reducing blood pressure, reducing stress, and speeding the overall recovery time.

The Butterfly House & Marine Cove has a variety of exhibits that showcase the beauty of nature and its healing powers.

Butterfly House is one of the premier attractions at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove. Throughout this exhibit, a wide variety of butterflies from all corners of the world fly freely in a 3,600 square foot tropical garden. All year round, the Butterfly House stays a consistent 80 to 85 degrees. There is a total of around 800 butterflies in the Butterfly House.

Marine Cove is the other premier attraction at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove. This display contains over 10,000 gallons of water, and showcases are variety of marine life, such as fish and coral.

Shark & Stingray Touch Pool allows visitors to learn about sharks and stingrays in an up close and personal way. Visitors will be able to touch sharks and stingrays, such as the Horn Shark and Southern Stingray, in this exhibit.

Pacific Tide Pool showcases a variety of smaller marine life you would find within the Pacific Ocean. Some of the marine life in this exhibit include sea stars and sea anemones.

Reading Room is an attraction geared towards children. In the Reading Room, visitors can see small and friendly critters in an up close and personal way and read about them in the various books offered in the room.

Conservation Corner allows visitors to connect the information they learned at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove to their lives. The Conservation Corner showcases how everyone can make a difference in nature.

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The Butterfly House & Marine Cove offers a variety of educational opportunities for everyone. Some of the popular educational opportunities at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove include field trips, camps, and classes.

The most general and popular educational program at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove is the variety of school field trips. Schools have the option of touring the Butterfly House & Marine Cove themselves, or accompanying a specially trained employee around the Butterfly House & Marine Cove. Field trips mainly consist of exploring the Butterfly House & Marine Cove in a behind the scenes and exclusive way. But, if schools want to learn a little bit more about the animals in the Butterfly House & Marine Cove, they can add a 20 minute educational program to their field trip. The Butterfly House & Marine Cove offers a scholarship program funded by Joe and Elaine Floyd for kindergarten to fifth grade classes who want to visit the Butterfly House & Marine Cove, but canít afford to. Itís important to note a reservation for a school field trip must be reserved at least a week in advance.

Another popular educational opportunity at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove is the various camps available all year long. The Butterfly House & Marine Cove offer three different types of camps: winter break camps, spring break camps, and summer camps. Within each type of camp, people have the opportunity of choosing from a variety of camps. Camps are divided among age groups and interests. Although the overall type of camp and information being taught within the camp might be different, each camp typically explores an area of the Butterfly House & Marine Cove, make crafts, participate in fun and educational lessons, and play games.

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The last popular educational program at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove is the array of classes. Although the Butterfly House & Marine Cove offers classes for people of all ages, majority of their classes are geared towards younger children. These classes were created with the intent to spark curiosity within children and introduce them to the world of natural science. For more information about the above educational opportunities, and other educational programs, at the Butterfly House & Marine Cove check out the coveís website, or visit the Cove during their hours of operation.

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4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, Phone: 605-334-9466