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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The kids enjoyed the museum

We enjoyed the hands on exhibits. We arrived when they opened and it was not too crowded. Would... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Madison, New Jersey
Be Green

Huh! Vermonters are famously "green" finding countless ways to reduce environmental impact. I had... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Karen L
Manassas, Virginia
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ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more...more
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-864-1848
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great way to spend time, educational and entertaining, fun for all ages. Lots to see and interact with and a lovely view of Lake Champlain

Thank Rayangel
Reviewed yesterday

ECHO brings hands-on STEM experiences to children ages 3 - 10. Many permanent exhibits meld with rotating or visiting displays and many types of live creatures found in / around Lake Champlain. Plan to spend about 3 hours.

Thank YankeeforLife56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids are fascinated by the cool exhibits at ECHO, and you'll be happy because they are secretly learning about science and ecology. There's even a de-lish and healthy cafe so you don't have to leave to eat.

Thank babyquipBurlington
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Smaller and manageable, great for kids but good for adults too, great location and easily accessible.

Thank Trail781040
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We enjoyed the hands on exhibits. We arrived when they opened and it was not too crowded. Would definitely recommend for the kids...it was great for ours to do something they enjoyed instead of just sight seeing.

Thank senorafromnj
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Huh! Vermonters are famously "green" finding countless ways to reduce environmental impact. I had to laugh at the sign in the stall in the ladies room: "You Decide" Choose wisely to help conserve water" with information about the amount of water used by the half-flush...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We came here with our two boys, ages 2 and 4.5. It's a nice mix of a science center, aquarium, and children's museum. So many hands on activities. It was hard to tear them away when it was time to leave.

Thank melibean
Reviewed 3 September 2018

They always have some interesting thing going on, lots of info about the lake, experiments. A great place to take the kids, and right on the waterfront.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This place had turned into a Day Care for wealthy bored housewives. Children running amuck everywhere, noisy. The first exhibit we came to had a large dead frog in it laying on the glass vertically, the second and the third tanks had no creatures in...More

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Super expensive unless you live near enough to become a member but a very fun excursion for kids. They always have a feeding and learning moment at 11am. There are some cool exhibits going on too with kinetic sand and wind tunnels or the hands...More

Thank John P
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20 July 2015|
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Response from ECHOvt | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Yes! This is a great place for all ages to learn about the history, mythology, and ecology of Lake Champlain. ECHO is also home to more than 70 species that live in the basin (native and... More