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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

One College Street

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing exhibits and events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and green-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.


Kiley Briggs

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
I love this place. As far as I can tell, people from all ages and backgrounds seem to love it as well. It's a great spot to spend a couple hours learning about the fascinating natural history of the Champlain Basin and younger minds are provided with creative ways to engage them in the learning process. The live animal displays are above anything else in Vermont.

jeremy Gray

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
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Michelle N

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The kids enjoyed this education center. Frogs, turtles & fish, learning about lake Champlain. We saw a 3D movie on sharks. We paid extra for that but the ladies made sure we got the best admission pkg to be cost effective. They held our purchases from the gift shop behind the desk so we didn't have to carry it around the center.

Frank Carllo

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
First off if using the green $2 off coupon be sure to grab enough for everyone in your party. You would think being an eco center they would want to save trees. Otherwise it is a great hands on learning center for the kids. Oh, $3 an hour to park in their lot which is small and fills up quick. $50 for a family of 4. Movies are $5 extra each.

Timothy Schad

Friday, May 4, 2018
Excellent exhibits and knowledgeable staff. Much information about Lake Champlain ecology and many displays featuring local flora and fauna make this a treasured local museum. A little pricey for a single visit but membership options are good if you live locally. Generally better for younger visitors (up to maybe 10 or 12 yo). Many hands-on, interactive options to explore this unique biome. Pair this with one of several good nearby restaurants or some exploring in the neighboring waterfront park and you'll have a day of fun for the whole family.

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